Prenatal – 18 Months

Safe, nurturing environments
Responsive care
Secure Relationships


18 Months – 3 Years

Enriching environments
Engaging activities
Support and guidance


3 Years – 5 Years

Progressive environments
Challenging activities
Learning and skill development


Shasta Head Start is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young children, one family at a time. We provide opportunities for education, parenting support and resources to families in our communities.


Strong start in life

We Believe

  • Building relationships is foundational for nurturing change and growth
  • Commitment to learning strengthens individuals, families and communities
  • Individualized services create opportunities for success
  • Hard work and innovation lead to excellence
  • Fun and a sense of humor maintain balance

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SHS News & Events

  • Spring 2023 Parent Newsletter Spring 2023 Parent Newsletter-Spanish Winter 2022-

  • Annual Report 2021-2022 Community Assessment Annual Report 2020-2021 Self-Assess

  • BOD April 2023 Minutes BOD April 2023 Minutes Spanish PC April 2023 Minutes PC A

  • Student Symptom Decision Tree COVID-19 Prevention Plan Facebook Update (English)

  • SNAP Benefits are provided by CalFresh in California. The Office of Head Start (

  • We are offering two scholarships for 2024! Christina Madrigal Scholarship for Sh