CAPE Headstart

Every child deserves the chance to succeed. CAPE Headstart levels the playing field by giving children the tools and services they need to excel.

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Welcome to CAPE, Inc!

Community Association for Preschool Education, Inc. (CAPE, Inc.) is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive early care and education through Head Start, Early Head Start, and State Preschool programs to children ages 0-5 in Eastern Alameda County, Early Head Start services in Central Alameda County through child care partnerships, and Medi-Cal certified Mental Health Services in Eastern, Central, and Southern Alameda County.

Our vision is to provide the highest quality early childhood development, education, and family services to support school readiness and meet the needs of low-income children, their families, and our community.

CAPE Inc. programs provide individualized opportunities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in a nurturing environment. Enrolled families will have access to parent trainings, conferences, family events, mental health services, as well as additional specialized services for children with disabilities.

Our Services

CAPE supports children’s growth in a positive learning environment through the following services:

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Head Start

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Mental Health Services

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Exceptional Needs

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Get the process started to put your child on the right path to success. You can quickly fill out our online application to reserve your spot today.

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School Readiness

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Strengthening Outcomes

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