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Go Further...
Go Further With Head Start's
Innovative Methods of Teaching

Including two different approaches to learning!

The Conscious Discipline Approach
The Conscious Discipline Approach

We focus on skills that transform everyday discipline issues into teachable moments that improve social-emotional and communication skills.

The School Readiness Approach
The school readiness approach

We view school readiness as children possessing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success in school, later learning, and in life.

Eastern Oregon University Head Start

Eastern Oregon University Head Start is a free preschool in La Grande Oregon and the surrounding Eastern Oregon Region for income-eligible children aged 3 & 4 and children with disabilities. Call 541-786-5535 for enrollment information or apply using any of the apply now links on this site!


Below you can find a list of announcements:

  • We are seeking more OHP members’ voices Learn more on the resources page here!
  • A calendar has been added to the resources page!

Apply now! The following are the slots that are available at each location:

*If there are no open Slots left in a location you can still apply to be on the waitlist!

La Grande Center

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28 Slots

Union Center

4 Slots

Elgin Center

3 Slots


14 Slots

Baker Center

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EHS 0-3 programs

Baker Center

La Grande Center

Home Visiting

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0 Slots

7 Slots

Home vitisitng reviews

She has been an amazing addition to my family. The kids get so excited when they know she's coming to visit. She's very polite, works with you scheduling wise, takes time to listen to your concerns and addresses EACH one of them. My kids have learned alot from her thus far, as have I.
- Guardian 1
My boys absolutely love when she comes for their weekly visit! She brings and does so many different activities with the boys! She’s here to help not just your kiddos but you as well! And as we all know toddlers are messy and life happens. She is very non-judgmental she’s just here to help her families! I’ve absolutely loved having her help!
- Guardian 2
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We make the sign-up process simple and easy!

    • Click the button below.
    • See if you and your child are eligible for high-quality pre-k education.
    • Help your child’s dreams come true.

 *Both Early Head Start and regular Head Start programs sign up here.

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Eastern Oregon University Head Start centers

Closer than you think!

See a list of all our centers around Eastern Oregon.