Head Start

Organization: United Planning Organization

To boost outcomes for children ages 3-5, we oversee thecomprehensive support given by 9 providers, ensuring that they meet the Head Start Performance Standards.
UPO partners with Head Start programs through DC’s Quality Improvement Network (QIN).The DC government chose us to become a QIN “hub” because we have a proven high-quality model. Our knowledge helps build the capacity of neighborhood-based center — look for the ones near you!
Our partners range from Educare DC (which provides the entire set of resources for children) to AppleTree charter school (which provides the educational portion while UPO staff work with families to ensure their health and well-being).Parents are involved through committees and trainings so they can access community resources, healthcare, dental vans, and hearing and vision screenings.
Application: Call to enroll and visit our website to find which of our 13 learning centers is nearest to you.
Service Category: Education
Service Eligibility: Youth (6-12) Young Children (3-5)
Related Program:
  • Early Education

    UPO is proud to be the hub for the Quality Improvement Network, a multi-year effort to boost outcomes for infants and toddlers. We oversee 16 child development centers to ensure that they meet the Head Start Performance Standards. DC’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education chose UPO because we have a proven high-quality model. Our knowledge helps build the capacity of neighborhood-based child care centers, creating a rising tide that truly lifts all boats.

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