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Early Education


The Early Education Department at MCOE provides guidance for families with young children and early care and education providers to ensure quality early experiences for children of all abilities and languages.
The Early Education Department comprises two divisions: Early Education Support Programs (EESP) and Merced County Head Start.

Early Education Support Programs

Explore many education support programs and services that help families and students to succeed.  

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Merced County Head Start

Head Start provides programs to children from income eligible families and children with exceptional needs.

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Daisy Ramirez

Administrative Secretary
(209) 381-6794  Ext. 6126

Crystal Bittenbender

Program Operations Specialist
(209) 381-5170 Ext.6903