Head Start of Harney County (HSHC)

Head Start of Harney County, (HSHC) a preschool program for three and four year old children. This program is available to eligible families and including children with disabilities. The goal of Head Start is to prepare children for kindergarten and support families.

HSHC evaluates the physical and dental needs of the children after they enter. Specialists evaluate speech and language, as well as social development and motor skills.

Parents and families are an important part of the HSHC program and are invited to participate as volunteers, helping with various projects at the center. Families are encouraged to participate in monthly parent meetings and home visits.

There is no charge for this program and a meal and snack is served each day.

Mrs. Ribeiro’s

I have been teaching at the Early Childhood Center for 3 years now and I love it! My favorite color is PINK, and I don’t like or have pets…which most of my students think is funny and will let others know about it. 🙂

My husband Mike and I have been married for 32 years, we have 5 children and one adorable grandson!

Email: ribeirl@harneyesd.k12.or.us

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Early Childhood Center

Mrs. Yunker

My family moved to Burns over 13 years ago. We love just about everything about Harney County, from hunting and ranching to friendships and church! We are invested in this community heart and soul. My husband and I enjoy playing music together and teaching parenting classes. Even though I’m a first year teacher, I’ve enjoyed working with children and families of Harney County for over 11 years, and am pleased and privileged to be part of The Early Childhood Center and the Harney ESD.

Mrs. Swingle

This is my first year working for the Early Childhood Center! I grew up in Burns and love being here to teach 3 and 4 year olds. My son, who is 4, loves that we are in the same school even though I am not his teacher. This year will be an exciting one as we navigate my first year teaching preschool and getting our older kids excited about kindergarten. My hobbies include painting and playing the clarinet in the chamber orchestra. My family loves to watch movies together and play sports during the year! Thanks for sending your kids to us for a jump start on education!-Mrs. Swingle

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