Umatilla-Morrow Head Start
UMHS is an agency committed to ensuring that children, and those who care for them, are given all the tools they need to create healthy and happy futures for the next generation. The agency is founded on the principles that have made Head Start one of the earliest and most effective interventions for preparing our young children for brighter futures academically, socially and emotionally.
We believe every child deserves a head start in life!
With that in mind, the agency has broadened those horizons and expanded service offerings. Ever-growing opportunities for children and caregivers can be provided in partnership so that communities ensure that each child has the best chance to enter school ‘ready to learn’ and to ultimately thrive as children grow. We weave nutrition, physical, emotional and oral health, parent education, and links to vital supports into all our program offerings at important junctures in a child and family’s life. All services are provided by a team of more than 280 staff, board and volunteers. These services are made possible with important contributions from federal, state, and local government and related organizations, foundations, businesses, faith communities and local individuals and philanthropists. We walk this important journey alongside our child care providers, parents, school & health districts and educational service districts, and all who seek to insure our communities foster the best childhood has to offer. The stage is set for the best early learning outcomes we’ve seen to date in eleven counties!