Head Start



(907) 543-3188



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) 652-6279
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Program Purpose
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.
Program Description
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.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Children between the ages of three and five from low income families, foster children, homeless children, children with special needs and all other children who fall between the age requirements are eligible. Entry is based on a tally for an enrollment point system.
  • Children and families who are enrolled in the Head Start Program in Akiachak, Bethel, Chefornak, Kotlik, Nightmute, Quinhagak, Russian Mission, Scammon Bay, Tuntutuliak, Tuluksak and Tununak
 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.)
Application Process
After parents submit an application, the site staff verifies whether all documents are completed and applications are sent to the Head Start central office in Bethel that reviews and determines eligibility.

Non-Discrimination Statement
AVCP’s most recent audit can be found here: 2018 AVCP Audit

The 2020 CACFP award is $150,150.00.
The 2020 State of Alaska Head Start award is $357,948.00.
The 2020 federal Head Start award is $1,327,072.00.