Learn more about Early Head Start

The City of Oakland and the Unity Council offer Early Head Start services to meet your family's needs. Our high-quality early education is offered through both centers and home-based programs.

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Date Posted: August 31st, 2018 @ 3:44 PM
Last Updated: June 11th, 2020 @ 12:28 PM

We offer both center-based and home-based programs. All programs are year-round.

Early Head Start Year-Round Center-Based Programs

City of Oakland Early Head Start ProgramsUnity Council Early Head Start Programs
Broadway Early Head Start
Downtown Oakland
2619 Broadway
Phone: 510-238-7479
De Colores
Central Oakland
1155 35th Avenue
Phone: 510-535-6106
Arroyo Viejo
East Oakland
7700 Krause Ave.
Phone: 510-615-5757
Thurgood-Marshall
West Oakland
1117 10th Street
Phone: 510-836-0543
West Grand
West Oakland
1058 West Grand
Phone: 510-238-2268
Foothill Square
East Oakland
10700 MacArthur Blvd #10
Phone: 510-553-9926
San Antonio
Central Oakland
1701 E. 19th St.
Phone: 510-535-5609
Fruitvale
Central Oakland
1900 Fruitvale Avenue, Ste. 1A
Phone: 510-535-6924
Lions Creek
East Oakland
6818 Lion Avenue
Phone: 510-615-5585

Early Head Start Home-Based Program

We provide home visits for pregnant mothers and children between the ages of 0-3 years. An early childhood instructor conducts a home visit for 90-minutes once a week.

This program also provides playgroups that meet twice monthly. The playgroups support children's cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth, as well as the parent's role as their child's first teacher. They help prepare children for center-based care in the Head Start pre-school transition.