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North Coast Opportunities


North Coast Opportunities (NCO) works diligently to invest in people through community action.


NCO in Lake County provides a large number of resources for the communities.  

Rural Communities Child Care (RCCC) 

At RCCC we have programs that help both parents and child care providers. We help parents find, and if eligible, pay for childcare. We offer training and technical assistance to parents to help them choose quality child care that fits their individual needs.

 For child care providers we offer the Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP), CCIP is designed to recruit, train, and retain family child care providers. We provide assistance with setting up a family child care business and becoming licensed, and we offer one-on-one consultations, pre-licensing home visits, and on-going technical assistance to aspiring child care providers. 

For more information call: Lakeport office is 707-263-4688 and our Clearlake office is 707-994-4018

Head Start Child Development Program (HSCDP) 

Empowering children to reach their highest potential!

The Head Start Child Development Program (HSCDP) is a comprehensive, family-focused child development program providing health, mental health, nutrition, education, disabilities services, and other services to families. The program focuses on positive child and family outcomes to close the achievement gap, and to build a better future for children, families, and communities served by the Head Start Child Development Program.

We have 5 sites in Lake County where we serve children 3-5 years old:

  • Upper Lake Full Day class – 8:00 am -2:00 pm                     Monday – Friday
  • Upper Lake Half day Class – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm                 Monday – Thursday
  • Lakeport Full Day class  – 8:00 am -2:00 pm                         Monday – Friday
  • Pearl Half Day – AM Class –  8:00 am – 12:00 pm                Monday – Thursday
  • Pearl Half Day – PM Class – 12:30 pm – 4:300 pm              Monday – Thursday
  • Meadowbrook Full Day -  8:00 am -2:00 pm                         Monday – Friday

What our centers offer:
-Small class size to support your child to become self-confident, learn good habits and enjoy school.
-Individualized support for your child’s developmental needs.
-Experiences and activities that support your whole family.
-Behavior support from education experts Freshly prepared, nutritious meals.
-Vision/hearing/dental services and support.
-High quality, research-based, age-appropriate preschool experiences that include learning about health, nutrition, math, reading and writing skills.
-Lots of educational play and learning time outdoors on safe playground equipment.
For enrollment information please contact: Libertad Barrios at 707-462-3403 ext. 114 or 1-800-326-3122 Enrollment: Tel: 707-462-2582 Fax: 707-462-4792 Address: 550 N. State St, Ukiah, CA 95482

Local Food Sources

Fresh food is vital for families to have access to.  NCO is happy to help provide multiple FREE food locations throughout Lake County.  Click here to find the current food giveaway programs or call (707) 994-4647 ext. 123. *Please note that things can change, please call the facility to verify the time as much as possible.*

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Local Agencies

First 5

First 5 Lake County funds many programs throughout our area for families with children newborn through 5 years old.

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Mother-Wise is a friendly, volunteer-based Home Visiting program that also hosts groups for expecting and new moms.

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Lake County Office of Education Preschools

Get your 3 or 4 year old children ready for Kindergarten by enrolling them in preschool!

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Lake Family Resource Center

Lake Family Resource Center strengthens our community one family at a time.

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Easter Seals

Easter Seals Bay Area’s early intervention services offer a comprehensive, research-based treatment program for children from birth to three years of age diagnosed with or showing signs of a developmental delay, or who may be considered high risk of having a developmental delay.

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Lake County Library

The Lake County Libraries provide materials to the public free of charge and access to the internet via wifi and our public computers.

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Healthy Start

Healthy Start offers a wide variety of services that focus on supporting academic success, and building personal strengths for children, youth and families.

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Women Infants & Children (WIC)

WIC is a nutrition program that helps mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy.

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Autism, Advocacy, & Intervention (AAI)

AAI’s purpose and vision is to provide rural families with a service that is dedicated to supporting children with autism and other developmental delays.

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Find out more about the Lake County nutrition services available!

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Redwood Community Services

From Behavioral Health to Substance Abuse, Community Based to Residential, all RCS programs are built to empower, encourage, and sustain success while providing unconditional care and positive interactions.

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Every parent has what it takes to be a brain builder.

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Imagination Library

Free books for newborn to five-year-old children.

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First 5 California

Tons of free resources for families with 0-5 year olds!

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Zero to Three

ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development.

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Read Aloud

Read Aloud 15 MINUTES is an organization that is working to make reading aloud every day for at least 15 minutes the new standard in child care.

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