ALASKA HEAD START PROGRAMS
The Alaska Head Start Association represents all 17 Head Start programs in Alaska. If you’d like more information about enrolling your child in Head Start, please click on the Head Start program serving your area or click on the Head Start Locator link at the bottom of the page. (It seems the National office has not linked up 100% of all programs. Please Contact Us if you cannot find a program in your particular area.
AVCP Head Start operates Center base programs in Akiachak, Bethel, Chefornak, Kalskag, Kotlik, Quinhagak, Russian Mission, Scammon Bay and Tuluksak. Two of our sites both offer the Home Base Program and Center Base Program those Communities are Scammon Bay and Quinhagak. In Nightmute we offer the Home base Program. Bethel offers both morning and afternoon sessions. Head Start Centers are in operation 4 hours a day, 4 days a week with a 128 day school year.
We offer breakfast and lunch to the morning programs and lunch and a snack to the afternoon classes.
A community-based nonprofit organization providing quality child development programs in south-central Alaska since 1971. We serve more than 320 children and their families every year in four locations. Head Start and Early Head Start services are available. Serving the Mat-Su Valley, Chugiak & Eagle River.
Tribal Government representing approximately 30,000 Tlingit and Haida Indians worldwide. Tlingit and Haida Head Start is a free federal program for preschool children from low-income families that promotes school readiness by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development. Serving 10 Southeast Alaska Communities.
Chugachmiut is the Tribal consortium created to promote self-determination to the seven Native communities of the Chugach Region. We provide health and social services, education and training, and technical assistance in a way which is acceptable to Native cultural values and tradition in order to enhance the well-being of our people by continuing to strengthen the tribes and increase self-determination opportunities for community operated tribal programs. Serving Nanwalek, Port Graham and Seldovia.
The Clare Swan Early Head Start/Child Care Program is a partnership between Cook Inlet Tribal Council and Anchorage Vineyard Family Resource Center. As a tribal grantee, our program serves 72 infants/toddlers and their families. We have a priority for enrolling Alaska Native/American Indian families currently enrolled in TANF or on Child Care Assistance. Our child care partner, Anchorage Vineyard Family Resource Center does require child care tuition.
Early Head Start for prenatal mothers through children age 3. We are federally funded to serve those in the Yukon Flats Region. Our program provides services to the villages of the Yukon Flats Region. Currently we are in Arctic Village, Fort Yukon and Venetie and plan to expand to all 9 villages as we increase our staff.
Strong Native Children and Their Families Reaching Their Full Potential
CINHS uses the Creative Curriculum and our philosophy, “children learn by doing” allows children to explore the world around them using all their senses. Our teachers encourage children to be active and creative. It is also our teacher’s goal for children to learn to be independent and to develop their self-confidence and social skills. At CINHS we also believe that culture is a very important part of a child’s learning! Serving Anchorage.
Implementing developmentally appropriate practices in the field of Early Childhood Education. We advocate and provide services to all Head Start families in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, empowering them to be responsive to their child’s health, education, safety, and developmental needs in a caring environment while fostering cultural respect.
Kawerak’s Head Start is a pre-school program that promotes social competence and structure among three and four year old children in the Bering Strait region. Kawerak contracts with the state and federal government to provide services to residents of the Bering Strait Region, 75% of whom are Eskimo, Aleut or American Indian, descent.
Our mission at Kids’ Corps, Inc. is to provide a head start to families with children who need it most. We are a 501c(3) non-profit organization and Anchorage United Way partner organization that provides Head Start and Early Head Start services to children and their families. Our primary goal is to provide a high quality, comprehensive program to children and families which promotes sound intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth.
Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP), founded in 1965, is a private, statewide non-profit organization working to improve the quality of life for low-income Alaskans. We provide Head Start and Early Head Start programming in 24 communities all across the state of Alaska.
Communities with Head Start only: Alakanuk, Anchorage, Chevak, Emmonak, Haines, Homer, Kake, Ketchikan, Kluti Kaah, Kodiak, Marshall, Mt. Village, Napaskiak, Savoonga, Stebbins, Sterling, Tok and Toksook Bay
Communities with Early Head Start only: St Mary’s
Communities with both Head Start and Early Head Start: Akiak, Hooper Bay, Kwethluk, Nunapitchuk, Pilot Station