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Oregon Child Development Coalition – McMinnville

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Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start provide comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families below 130% Federal Poverty Level with income primarily from agricultural work. This program cares for children while parents are working in the fields, and helps preschoolers develop the language, reading and math skills they need to be successful in school.

Early Head Start provides services to pregnant women, infants and toddlers up to age 3. Early Head Start cares for infants and toddlers to make sure that young children grow up to be healthy and happy. These programs also work with parents by providing training, education, and leadership opportunities.

We offer an array of resources designed to tackle the unique hurdles you may encounter, from child development to economic stability.

McMinnville Center, 470 NE Norton Ln, McMinnville, OR, 97128
Licensed Childcare Center
Monday – Friday — 6-hour days, (June-September, Monday – Friday — 10-hour days)

Eligibility Requirements

130% FPL income limit

Families must have income under 130% of federal poverty guidelines. At least 51% of their income in the last 12 months must be Agricultural income.

Household100% FPL130% FPL200% FPL
2 People$20,440$26,572$40,880
3 People$25,820$33,566$51,640
4 People$31,200$40,560$62,400
5 People$36,580$47,554$73,160
6 People$41,960$54,548$83,920
7 People$47,340$61,542$94,680
8 People$52,720$68,536$105,440
2024 Federal Poverty Level (FPL) Chart

Age Requirements

During the school year, the program serves ages 6 weeks to 3 years old. In the summer, OCDC can serve preschoolers ages 3-5 with their 32 slots.

How OCDC Defines “Agriculture”

Agricultural labor includes employment or self-employment in the commercial preparation, maintenance, cultivation, processing, or warehousing of:

• Tree, field and wild crops
• Livestock products
• Dairy products
• Poultry products
• Fish products
• Forest products
• Bee and other insect products

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Steps to Enrollment

Complete the Interest Form

Start by completing a Family Interest Form. This is your first step toward accessing our range of services.

Initial Contact with Enrollment Staff

After you submit the form, we’ll reach out to schedule a chat with an Enrollment staff member. They’ll answer any questions you have and let you know what documentation you’ll need for the formal application.

Complete the Application with an Intake Worker

You’ll meet with an Enrollment Intake Worker to go through the application together. They’ll help you fill it out accurately to ensure the best fit for services.

Waitlist and Follow-Up

Based on your application, our enrollment team will determine your eligibility and suggest suitable programs. You’ll then be placed on a waitlist until a slot becomes available in your area. If you have questions or concerns about the process, you can call us or request a review by an Enrollment Supervisor.

Required Documents

Make sure you have the following documents available when applying.

Agricultural Income Proof

12 months of verifiable income proof is needed to apply, it may include the following documents: 

  • W2s
  • Current pay stub
  • Employer letter
Child DOB Proof

Verifiable age of proof needed (birth certificate, passport, immunization card, medical records that include child’s full name and DOB).

Public Assistance

Verifiable proof of current SNAP, TANF (ODHS letter or copy of card and current food purchase receipt for SNAP).