Sheila Beaver, Director
The purpose of Head Start is to help break the cycle of poverty by providing preschool children of low income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs.
Head Start is a federal program that promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five, who come from low income families, by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children’s growth in many areas such as language, literacy, as well as social and emotional development. Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teacher. These programs help build relationships with families that support family well-being and many other important areas.
After parents submit an application, the site staff verifies whether all documents are completed and applications are sent to central office that reviews and determines eligibility.
Head Start Site Offices: Akiachak 907-825-4120, Bethel 907-543-3188, Chefornak 907-867-8748, Kotlik 907-899-4728, Nightmute 907-647-6464,Quinhagak 907-556-8151, Russian Mission 907-584-5615, Scammon Bay 907-558-5711, Tuluksak 907-695-6456, Tuntutuliak 907-256-2400, Tununak 907-652-6011 or the Head Start Central Office 907-543-7410.
And Justice for All
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation of prior civil rights. (Not all prohibited base apply to all programs.