The Oregon Prekindergarten (OPK) is an Oregon state-funded, early-education program designed to prepare children for kindergarten, by building social and cognitive competence, as well as school-readiness skills. This state program was established in 1987 to work collaboratively with the federal Head Start program.
OPK was established to serve children ages 3-4 whose family income was below 100 percent of the federal poverty threshold. Children in foster care, homeless children and children from families receiving public assistance (TANF or SSI) are eligible regardless of income.
MCCC offers a school day option 5 days a week with a minimum of 6 hours per day.
The number of classes offered and times can be specific to each MCCC center, so please find the location closest to you and contact for details. SEE LOCATIONS
Free transportation is also available, at designated sites, to all enrolled MCCC children.
All MCCC programs engage parents in their children’s learning and help them in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the administration of local Head Start programs. Learn how you can actively participate in program operations through the Parent Policy Council.
All families enrolled in an MCCC early-education program, also receive access to our Family Support Services. These services include nutritious meals, , insurance and medical appointment support,, dental screenings, vision/hearing screenings, prenatal support, mental health services and limited transportation services–all important to a child’s intellectual and physical growth.