About Us

To promote and provide comprehensive child care, education, resources and services to children and their families through trained staff and a quality environment.


  • To promote quality child care and services.
  • To provide a high quality education for our children.
  • To provide information and resources to help families become more independent.
  • To continue success and development of our program for the betterment of the community.
  • To collaborate with other agencies for further success of families.
  • To be a true advocate to the children and families of Jefferson County.

Hours and Closure Information

Our Center is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. In most cases, the Head Start program follows the 509-J school district closure procedures.

There will be no Head Start or bus service when public schools are closed due to poor weather conditions. Check the Prineville radio station KRCO 1242 AM or TV Station Z21-KZTV. The ChildCare Center remains open if at all possible.


Confidential information may be defined as specific information, written or verbal, dealing with specific individuals, where there is a real or implied entrustment of secrecy. There is, of course, no absolute way to judge when there is an implied entrustment of secrecy. Confidential information will be placed in children’s, family’s or staff’s files and be kept locked, and out of general accessibility. Information in these files will only be released with the written consent of the individual, or the individual’s legal guardian. We cannot share any information without your written permission. However, our records may be subpoenaed by a legal court order. All staff/parents/volunteers will be responsible for seeing that confidentiality is ensured in the classroom, the offices and at meetings.

The Children’s Learning Center is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.