Providing Napa & Solano Counties with NO COST Infant/Toddler & Preschool Services

Child Start Inc.
Admin Office
439 Devlin Rd.
Napa, CA 94588

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Mission Statement

To support the educational, social and emotional development of children, ages 0-5, by providing high quality, comprehensive and family-focused early childhood services in partnership with the community.


May and June of 2010
Opened Menlo 4, Setterquist, and Fairmont Early Head Start sites.

October 2009
Child Start awarded American Resource and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding to open three new Full Day Full Year Early Head Start centers in Napa, Vallejo, and Fairfield.

January 2005
Fully implemented EHS with Therapeutic Child Care Center, Black Infant Health, Child Haven, and Healthy Moms and Babies

March 2003
First PRISM evaluation by ACF, awarded exemplary status

January 2002
Awarded grants to operate Raising A Reader in Napa and Solano Counties

October 2002
Awarded $800,000 competitive grant to operate Early Head Start for Napa and Solano Counties

June 2001
Child Start Inc. awarded grant to operate Head Start for Napa and Solano Counties

October 2000
Awarded grants to Early Childhood Education Career Development

October 2000
Opened consolidated Administrative Offices at 439 Devlin Rd. Napa

March 2000
Established CSI as 501c3

December 1999
Incorporated as Child Start Inc.

May 1998
Initiated Interest-Based Negotiations to become single purpose agency

January 1996
Opened operations in 14 new Solano sites, filled 111 staff positions

September 1995
Awarded $3 million grant to operate Solano Head Start Program

September 1995-2000
Awarded 6 competitive expansion grants, opened one new HS center each year


Awards & Achievements

• National Head Start Association (NHSA) "Program of Achievement 2006"

• Irene Martinez, Child Start Inc. Head Teacher, CHSA "2006 Teacher of the Year"

• Ana Hurtado, Child Start Inc. Head Teacher, CHSA "2005 Teacher of the Year"

• Outstanding Head Start Grantee Award, National Head Start Association, 40th
Anniversary, Head Start, 2005

• California Head Start Association, California Distinguished Program Award one of the
Nations Outstanding Head Start Programs, 2005



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