E Center administers comprehensive service programs to children and their families in nine Northern California counties.

E Center Head Start Programs

E Center provides services for Early Head Start, Head Start, Migrant Seasonal Head Start, and Migrant Early Head Start.  Services are provided for children ages 0-5. All Services are provided free of cost to participants.

To fulfill the Head Start mission, services are provided to promote child development in the areas of

  • school readiness,
  • physical,
  • emotional,
  • dental,
  • nutritional health,
  • the development of social and emotional skills.

Health services include assistance in obtaining medical and dental services, child development assessments according to age, vision tests, hearing tests, anemia screenings, and follow-up of required vaccinations.

Enrollment opportunities are available for children with disabilities.

Parents, as the first and most important teachers of their children, are encouraged to actively participate in all Head Start activities.

Our Teachers are highly qualified and receive continuous training in best practices for the child development field.

Our facilities are comfortable, pleasant, and safe providing an enriched environment so your child can enjoy a healthy, nurturing, learning environment.

National Education Association Read Across America

OnGaramendi Friday, March 3rd, as part of the National Education Association (NEA) Read Across America, U.S. Congressman John Garamendi read to children at E Center Head Start Program’s Marysville site.  The Congressman was joined by Marysville Mayor Ricky Samayoa and the Executive Director of the California Head Start Association Christopher Maricle. Click Here to view the video


Early Head Start

Early Head Start provides services to children 0-3 years of age and to pregnant women in their third trimester. Services are provided in three options: Center Base Part Day, Center Base Full Day, and Home Base.


Children enrolled in the Part-Day option attend class four days a week for 3.5 hours a day. This option is currently only available to toddlers in the Butte County area.


Children enrolled in the Full-Day option attend class up to five days a week for 6 or more hours a day depending on the needs of the family. This option primarily assists parents in meeting their childcare needs while working or in training. We currently have a centers located in Butte, Yuba, and Sutter counties.

Children enrolled in the Home Base option receive home visits from a Family Educator once a week for 1.5 hours and attend socializations bi-weekly for 2 hours per socialization.   The parent is the primary focus of the home visit and works directly with the child.  We currently have centers located throughout Yuba, Sutter, and Butte Counties for our Home Base socializations.


Head Start

Head Start provides services to children 3-5 years of age through various delivery options.

Children enrolled in the Center Base option attend class four or five days a week for a morning or afternoon session.

Children enrolled in the Full Day option attend class up to five days a week for 6 or more hours a day depending on the needs of the family. This option primarily assists parents in meeting their childcare needs while working or in training.

Children enrolled in the Home Base option are assigned a family educator.  The Family Educator visits each family once a week for 1 1/2 hours. The parent is the primary focus of the home base and works directly with the child. Parents and preschool age children attend socializations every other week for 3 1/2 hours with other Head Start families.

The Combination option combines center base and home base services. Children age 3 or 4 attend class three days a week and receive a home visit once a month.


Migrant Seasonal / Migrant Early Head Start

Migrant Seasonal/Migrant Early Head Start provides quality childcare services free of cost to low income families that work in agriculture related work such as; working in produce fields, produce canning, and packing plants. Care is provided for children four weeks to five years of age. The Preschool Centers and Family Child Care Homes are open 12 hours a day, 5 days a week, during harvest time (from late Spring through mid to late fall depending on the crop season).

In addition to quality care, the children receive bilingual instruction, kindergarten preparation, nutritious meals, and services for the well-being of the entire family.  At both our Preschool Centers and Family Child Care Homes, we celebrate and respect your child’s cultural heritage. The majority of our staff is bilingual in English/Spanish, to assist your child in his/her home language and in the introduction of the English language. We offer Preschool Centers and/or Family Childcare sites in eight counties in Northern California, and receive applications year-round.

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Comprehensive Services

Children and their Families are holistically supported in Health & Nutrition, Education and Family Services which result in positive child outcomes.

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Parent Engagement

Parent Engagement

Parents are the first educators in a child’s life. E Center encourages parents to participate in all aspects of the Head Start Program.

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Contact Us

E Center

1506 Starr Drive
Yuba City, CA 95993
Phone: 530-634-1200,
Fax: 530-671-1042

General Information: ecenter@ecenter.org

Head Start Programs Office

1128 Yuba Street
Marysville, CA 95901
Phone: 530-741-2995,
Fax: 530-741-8347

Toll Free: 1-866-417-4255

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

831 Bevins Street
Lakeport, CA 95453
Phone: 707-263-5253,
Fax: 707-263-4183

Toll Free: 1-877-942-2220

E Center is an equal opportunity provider and employer.