The Head Start Program is an early childhood education program designed to foster the development of preschool aged children and to promote their school readiness. Our classrooms offer age-appropriate activities to support each child’s development for language, literacy, mathematics, social-emotional, physical, cognitive, science, social studies and creative arts. Our program also works to ensure that children are up-to-date on a regular schedule of preventative medical and dental care, that our classrooms provide cultural enrichment, support parent involvement, and provide families with connections to resources and services they need.

We have classrooms in Siletz, Lincoln City, Salem and Portland. Classrooms operate for 3 ½ hours per day, Monday – Thursday, and are typically in session September – May. Children must be either age 3 or 4 years to enroll.

Applications are available at any of the CTSI Area Offices, can be downloaded from this website, or can be mailed to you by calling 1-800-922-1399 and asking for Head Start. Completed applications can be mailed to:

PO Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380

or faxed to 541-444-2307, or dropped off at any CTSI Area Office or the CTSI Administration Building.

Apply Now for Siletz Tribal Head Start

We give a preference for enrollment to children who are Native American, but you do not have to be Native American in order to attend our Head Start program.

Our program offers round-trip transportation, two meals each class day, structured learning activities to support children’s school readiness skills, health screenings, family events, parent training, and services to support family success.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Portland Head Start

12727 SE Market St
Portland, OR 97233

Salem Head Start

3960 Chemawa Road NE
Salem, OR 97305

Siletz Head Start

245 James Frank Ave
Siletz, OR 97380

Lincoln City Head Start

1715 NE 19th Ave.
Lincoln City, OR 97367

Native’s Classroom at Head Start of Lane County

Please note that this is not operated by the CTSI. If you have any questions or want to request further information, visit or call 541-747-2425.