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Center-Based Early Head Start

All Center-Based Early Head Start locations operate from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Who is a Center-Based eligible family?

  • Families with infants/toddlers under age 3
  • Teen parents given priority
  • Families who meet income/waiver eligibility requirements
  • Families with a need (working, in school, etc...)

What does a Center-Based program offer a family?

  • Free quality child care; children are nurtured as they learn

  • Nutritional meals for your child

  • Parent meetings
  • Child development education
  • Support from a nurse and School Community Worker (home visits, resource referrals, goal planning, etc.)
  • Mental Health services
  • Services to special needs children
  • Assistance with transition to preschool

Center-Based Early Head Start locations

  • Encina Infant Toddler Center-1400 Bell Street, Sacramento
  • General Davie Toddler Center- 1500 Dom Way, Sacramento
  • Fair Oaks Infant Toddler Center- 10700 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks
  • Marvin Marshall Toddler Center- 5309 Kenneth Avenue, Carmichael
  • San Juan Infant Toddler Center- 7551 Greenback Lane, Citrus Heights

To register a child in the Center-Based Early Head Start program, please fill out our Remote Inquiry for Enrollment Form or visit the registration office on the Marvin Marshall campus at 5309 Kenneth Avenue in Carmichael.