Head Start / Preschool Programs

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UMHS provides preschool services for children birth to 5 and home visiting services to prenatal mothers

Head Start, Early Head Start, Oregon Pre-kindergarten, Oregon prenatal to 3, Preschool Promise, Morrow County School District Preschool & Hermiston School District Preschool

Benefits of Preschool

  • Builds a strong foundation for future learning

  • School readiness skills

  • Supports social emotional growth and development

  • Increased literacy, language, & vocabulary

  • Builds math & science knowledge and skills

  • Supports parents as their child's teacher

Preschool Class Options

Part Day

M-Th 3.5 hrs/day


Enhanced Day

M-Th 6.5 hrs/day


Full Day/Part Year Early Head Start

M-F 8+ hrs/day


Full Day/Part Year Early Head Start

M-F 8+ hrs/day

12 months

School Readiness

  • Fun learning environment

  • Social & emotional skill building

  • Evidence based curriculum

  • Language & literacy development

  • Individualized child goals

  • Parent conferences

Child Health & Safety

  • Children learn & practice preventative care: hand washing and tooth brushing

  • Staff work with parents to establish a medical and dental home for ongoing preventative care

  • Support in making dental and well child appointments and follow-ups

Family & Community Engagement

  • Supportive & caring staff

  • Family goal setting

  • Parent groups

  • Resources and referrals

  • Family Fun Nights

  • Policy Council & committees

  • Volunteering & leadership opportunities

Lesson Planning

Each day is carefully planned out to ensure each child is working toward their individual goals in areas such as literacy, math, social, emotional, and physical growth. Kindergarten readiness is learning routines, getting along with peers, managing transitions, learning literacy, math, and other skills that prepare them for elementary school.

Mental Health Promotion

Children best learn when they are healthy and happy. We focus on growth, development, dental health, social/emotional and physical health of each child. This is done through hearing and vision screenings on site and individual goals set by the teacher for each child. For example, learning to skip, development of fine motor skills, and more!


  • USDA approved meals

  • Wide variety of food

  • Meals served family style, each child encouraged to serve themselves

  • See our monthly menu here

For more information or questions please contact us at

(541) 564-6878
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