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Head Start

Education, Health, Social Services

Head Start was started as part of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty and Great Society. Head Start is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families.


Head Start provides education, health and social services to eligible families with the goal of ensuring the children enrolled are ready to start school. Education includes pre-school education to nationally set standards that have become the de-facto standards for pre-school in the USA. Health services include screenings, health check-ups and dental check-ups. Social services provide family advocates to work with parents and assist them in accessing community resources.


The Head Start Program at Westminster Presbyterian Church conducts:

  • Two classes that operate from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The program serves children ages 3 and 5 years old.

The Site Supervisor is Marie Sokkar Mikhail has been in the Early Childhood Education field since 1999 and with San Bernardino County Preschool Services since 2016.

Westminster Head Start Program offers the following parent training classes:

  • Health Training

  • English as a Second Language

  • Literacy Needs

  • Goal Setting

  • Nutritional Training

  • Spanish parenting

  • Transition Workshop

  • Employment Job Training

For more information on the Head Start Program at Westminster Presbyterian Church contact:

Marie Mikhail at (909) 983-0600, or for enrollment: Deanna Sears at (909) 983-5303.

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