Children's Services

One helping hand can change everything for our kids

We envision resilient children and families navigating through life successfully

Eligible low-income families – including children from birth to five years old and pregnant women – are welcome to participate in our services at little or no cost.

CommUnify’s Children’s Services department offers:

  • High quality early care and learning program
  • Family Child Care homes serving infants to preschool age
  • Developmentally appropriate education for all age groups
  • Nutritious meals served daily
  • Family services to support success
  • Health and dental screenings and referrals
  • Prenatal screenings and referrals
  • Services for children with special needs

Contact Us!

For more information, to enroll or support our programs, please call the office nearest you:
• South County: 805-964-8857
• Mid-County: 805-400-2070
• North County: 805-922-2243
• Toll-Free: 800-655-0617

Did You Know?


Clients served
in 2023


Head Start centers throughout the County

Children's Services

Maria's Story

Maria G.’s two children both participated in CommUnify’s Early Head Start and Head Start programs. During their time there, Maria was actively involved with and supported the agency in many ways – eventually becoming President of the Parent Committee – proving to be a valuable and enthusiastic volunteer. When a position opened in CommUnify’s Children’s Services Department, the agency offered Maria employment without hesitation.

“Head Start is not just for children,” said Lorraine Neenan, Children’s Services Program Director. “It serves two generations: children and parents/guardians. We help parents to be the primary teacher of their child by providing parenting education, community resources, and financial literacy. Maria is a terrific example of our program's vision – children and families navigating through life successfully.”

“This preschool program allowed my family to become self-sufficient, and grow as individuals,” continued Maria. “Today I'm happy and grateful to have the opportunity to also work for the agency. Head Start and Children’s Services has been a tremendous blessing in our life.”