Healthy Start Regional Centers:
The Modesto City Schools Healthy Start Program provides a variety of school and community outreach services. It is a school-based family resource program that serves all students and families living within the Modesto City Schools attendance areas.
The Healthy Start school readiness program targets those families with young children that are not currently enrolled in any type of pre-school, day-care or head start program. Through this program parents learn that all children are "born to learn" and that parents play the most important role in their children's education. Parents also learn best by those they love. Ultimately parents discover and understand the concept "Parents as Teachers" begins in the home.
Within Modesto City Schools, there are five regional Healthy Start Resource Centers that serve District families.
Who is eligible for services?
Insured or non-insured individuals, including parents with children ages 0-5.
Types of Services provided:
School Readiness Activities
Community Resource and Referrals
Food and Basic Need Referrals
Health Care Assistance Referrals
Community Leadership Development
Access to Mental Health Clinicians
Nutrition Classes Including Preventative Health Care Presentations
Interactive Literacy Activities with Parents and Children
Free Community Health Clinic
Free Immigration Consultation
Substance Use Diversion Referrals
Types of Services and Training Available for Program Participants
Parent Child Interactive Library (First Steps for Learning Program)
Active Parent Workshops
Car Seat Safety
Oral Health Ed. Teeth Varnishing
NAMI (eliminate stigma of mental illness
Hanshaw Golden Valley, Health and Wellness Parent Meeting
October 16, 2023
Parents working on a mindfulness activity
Parents completing a mindfulness questionnaire
Hanshaw Sierra Vista & Center for Human Services, Parent Support Meeting
October 19, 2023
Downey Women's Support Group kicking off Level 2 of enrichment program