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Pearlene Reese EHS Center

Welcome to the Pearlene Reese Early Head Start Center

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Head Start is a federally funded program that serves low income families and children with disabilities. The Regional Head Start Program has classrooms located at 3 elementary school campuses. The Early Head Start program provides learning experiences in the home during weekly visits.  Please go to"How to Apply” link for more information

Each program provides positive learning experiences that foster children's intellectual, social and emotional growth to prepare for and support school success.

Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child's first and most important teacher. Head Start programs build relationships with families that support parent and family engagement in Head Start services.


School Year Calendar
2017 - 2018 Calendar
How to Apply
If you are interested in enrolling your child in the Pearlene Reese Early Head Start Program you will need the following required documentation:

Birth Certificate
Income Taxes from prior year and current month’s income for each parent working
TANF or SSI (if applicable)
Immunization Record
Medi-cal Card or Insurance Card
Copy of IEP/IFSP (if applicable)
Proof of residency (utility bill, lease agreement, etc.)

Once you have gathered all of the required documentation, you may apply at the following location:

Pearlene Reese Center
5124 South Ave.
Empire, CA 95319

Phone: (209) 526-5764
Fax: (209) 526-5780

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Community Services Links

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Services for Children and Families

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Head Start

Services are offered for families with pre-school age children who are between the ages of three and five years old. 

All children have access to computers and experience opportunities daily to foster early literacy through books/reading, writing materials in a print rich environment.

All children have access to computers and experience opportunities daily to foster early literacy through books/reading, writing materials in a print rich environment.      

Counting occurs throughout the day in many venues. Manipulative toys help children with problem solving, sequence, perception, cause and effect, space relations, size, sort, etc.

Counting occurs throughout the day in many venues. Manipulative toys help children with problem solving, sequence, perception, cause and effect, space relations, size, sort, etc.

Children have an opportunity to exploring our environment and different textures.  Head Start provides nutrition and health services.

Children have an opportunity to exploring our environment and different textures.  Head Start provides nutrition and health services.

Head Start encourages parent involvement and provides parent education as well as partnerships with the community to provide assistance with social services.

Head Start encourages parent involvement and provides parent education as well as partnerships with the community to provide assistance with social services.  

Role playing promotes conversation, personal identification, social development, and encourage creativity.

Role playing promotes conversation, personal identification, social development, and encourage creativity.

Children take part in indoor and outdoors activities to increase fine and large motor muscle development.

Children take part in indoor and outdoors activities to increase fine and large motor muscle development.

Children take part in indoor and outdoors activities to increase fine and large motor muscle development.

Children take part in indoor and outdoors activities to increase fine and large motor muscle development.

Children take part in indoor and outdoors activities to increase fine and large motor muscle development.

Children take part in indoor and outdoors activities to increase fine and large motor muscle development.




Early Head Start Home Base Program

Services are offered for families with infants and toddlers between the ages of zero to three years old. 






Educational Links for Children

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