The CAPSLO Head Start and Early Head Start programs provides high quality, no-cost child care, early childhood education, and preschool services to low-income families in San Luis Obispo and Northern San Diego Counties. 

The program serves families with children from the birth through age five, with some additional services for pregnant women. 

CAPSLO has been providing Head Start programs continuously since 1966.

The program offers a blend of center-based preschool, family child care, and home-based options to meet the early childhood education and/or child care needs of low income families. 

Head Start and Early Head Start are more than just  “day care” programs-- these programs help children get ready to succeed in school and life by focusing on the child’s overall health and development, while helping parents increase their confidence through education and program involvement opportunities.  

For more information about the Head Start and Early Head Start program offers to families, please explore the links below:

CAPSLO Head Start provides services for children ages 3-5 in the following areas:

  • Atascadero
  • Cambria
  • Five Cities
  • Los Osos
  • Nipomo
  • Paso Robles
  • San Luis Obispo

To apply for this no-cost program or learn about eligibility requirements for San Luis Obispo County, please click here  spanish click here or email hsersea@capslo.org

San Diego County

  • Borrego Springs
  • Poway
  • Ramona

To apply for this no-cost program or learn about eligibility requirements for San Diego County, please click here spanish click here or email hserseasd@capslo.org

CAPSLO Early Head Start provides services for children ages 3-5 in the following areas:

  • San Luis Obispo County
  • San Diego County