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Early Education

Early Education

Christie Hendricks

Assistant Superintendent​

The Early Education Department (EE) is home to multiple programs providing quality early care ​and edu​cation services to young children, their families and the greater community. 

Programs within the EE include:

A Child Care & Education Services System (A.C.C.E.S.S.) Child Care Subsidy Programs


A Child Care & Education Services System  (A.C.C.E.S.S.) Child Care Resource and Referral Services Support and training for child care providers/child care referrals for families


California Preschool Instructional Network Region 7 (CPIN) 


Family Resource Council (FRC) Parent Education Programs


Merced County Head Start and Early Head Start Program (Head Start)


Merced County Local Child Care and Development Planning Council (LPC)

 Special Projects


EE works closely with the entire community to insure quality early experiences for children of all abilities, languages and their families and to support the mission of the Merced County Office of Education: Every Student a Success!



Updated 10/22/2013