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Head Start

Department Address 
1260 E. 33rd St.
Signal Hill, CA 90755

Department Phone 
(562) 426-8144

LBUSD Head Start and Early Head Start provides free part-day and full-day high-quality center-based care and education for children birth to five.  Additionally, home-based services are provided for pregnant women and families with children birth to three.  We embrace the provision of services through a multi-generational approach that builds on the premise that parents are their children’s first and most important teacher.  The comprehensive services provided include: family engagement, leadership and advocacy training; child growth development- school readiness, health, nutrition, mental health and early intervention services.  Priority is given to families who meet income eligibility guidelines, have foster children, are experiencing homelessness or inadequate housing, have a child with a disability or are facing other circumstances that warrant the need for early childhood care and education services. There are 23 locations across the cities of Long Beach and Signal Hill.  The centers are located on Long Beach Unified School District schools as well as five other community locations. The program provides families assistance in the process of potty training, thus, children do not need to be potty trained.

 Head Start - Administration

Contact Phone / Address Position / Responsibility
Maria Harris (562) 426-8144
(562) 427-8495 Fax
Rosalba Gonzalez   Assistant Director

Head Start - Staff

Contact Phone / Address Position / Responsibility
Klony Duran (562) 426-8144 x.257 Administrative Secretary
Vacant (562) 426-8144 x.270 Program Administrator - Support Services
Vacant   Program Administrator - Teaching and Learning
Vacant (562) 426-8144 ext. 269 Head Start Program Administrator of Teaching and Learning

Head Start - Learning Center Managers

Contact Phone / Address Position / Responsibility
Blanca Litzinger (562) 426-8144 x.290 Early Learning Center Manager
Chavez, Edison, McKinley
Keokuk Lagarde (562) 426-8144 x.295 Early Learning Center Manager
Beach, Bethune, Carmelitos
Judith Long (562) 426-8144 x.224 Early Learning Center Manager
Birney, Elm, Roosevelt
Karen Ascencio (562) 426-8144 x.236 Early Learning Center Manager
Garfield, Hudson, Webster
Lena Blakeney (562) 426-8144 x.243 Early Learning Center Manager
Harte and Herrera
Patsy Le Blanc (562) 426-8144 x.235 Early Learning Center Manager
Buffum, Jordan Plus, Whittier
Shameka Robinson-Horn (562) 426-8144 x.268 Early Learning Center Manager
Burroughs, King, Smith
Shannon Huston (562) 426-8144 x.282 Early Learning Center Manager
Oropeza, Plymouth, Signal Hill
Vicente Alvarez   Early Learning Center Manager
Marshae Jackson   Early Learning Center Manager
Blanca Ureta   Early Learning Center Manager