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Resources - Healthy Start

Healthy Start


Healthy Start is a statewide initiative placing comprehensive support services for children and families at individual school sites. It gives schools, in partnership with public and private service providers, a unique opportunity to restructure systems to better meet the needs of children and families.

Healthy Start offers a wide variety of services that focus on supporting academic success and building personal strengths for children, youth and families. We assist students so they can come to school ready to learn. 


The Nurturing Families Program is a program administered by Healthy Start through the Lake County Office of Education that offers classes to parents and their children to help them learn new ways to work together as a family. Nurturing Families is based on the philosophy that parenting is learned - the way parents were raised directly influences the way they raise their children. 

Please call or email Cheryl Graves, Nurturing Families Program Coordinator for more information; 707-994-0669, ext. 5 

Programs and Services:
-Comprehensive Case Management
-School Advocacy
-Student Groups
-Individual & Family Counseling through Safe Schools/Healthy Students
-Nutrition Education
-Immunizations and CHDP Exams through Lake County Public Health
-Dental & Health Screenings and Referrals
-Referrals to Support Groups for Anger Management
-Social Development and Parenting Classes
-Links to County Agencies for Other Basic Needs

Healthy Start Sites and Contact Information

Kelseyville Healthy Start 707-289-4110

Lakeport Healthy Start 707-262-5617

Upper Lake/Lucerne Healthy Start 707-275-9076

East Lake Healthy Start 707-998-3387 x 2122

Pomo Healthy Start 707-994-0669

Burns Valley Healthy Start 707-994-2272 x 2548

Lower Lake & Carle High School Healthy Start 707-994-6471 x 2788

Middletown Healthy Start 707-987-1497

Konocti Education Center Healthy Start 707-994-6447 x 2930

Lower Lake Elementary Healthy Start 707-994-5787 x 2642

Administration 707-289-4110

For more information visit the Healthy Start website at:



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Local Agencies

First 5

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Lake County Office of Education Preschools

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Lake Family Resource Center

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Easter Seals

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Lake County Library

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Women Infants & Children (WIC)

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North Coast Opportunities

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Autism, Advocacy, & Intervention (AAI)

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Redwood Community Services

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Imagination Library

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First 5 California

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Zero to Three

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Read Aloud

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