Head Start Pasadena

Giving children a solid foundation for life


  • Head Start Pasadena offers a federally funded, half-day preschool program for 3- and 4-year-old children.
  • Morning or afternoon classes available during the school year.
  • Program provided in the classroom or at the child’s home.


  • Comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition services to foster stable family relationships, enhance children's physical and emotional well-being, and to develop strong cognitive skills.
  • Extensive parent participation and support services offered.


  • FREE for qualifying families
  • Lunch is provided


Many convenient locations to serve you. Communities served: Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Pasadena, Altadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Monrovia, San Marino, South Pasadena, San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont, and Duarte.


Contact us

Call to enroll 626-204-8900

FAX 626-204-8999



Main office:  464 W. Woodbury Road, Suite 210, Altadena, Calif. 91001
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Head Start pays off!

Research on educational, quality preschool programs, like Options for Learning's Head Start, demonstrates lasting benefits, including:

  • Higher grades in school;
  • Fewer children are retained a grade in school;
  • Higher high school graduation rates;
  • Higher college attendance;
  • Lower crime rates;
  • Lower welfare rates;
  • Higher earnings and more taxes paid as adults.


Take a look at our 2018-19 Program Year Annual Report.  Click on the report below to learn more ...

HS Annual Report




Mission Statement:

The mission of the Head Start division is to work in partnership with parents and the community to provide quality preschool education for children, and comprehensive support services to families, thus promoting independence and success.