720 N. 14th Street
Bismarck ND 58501-4324
Head Start is a free, quality preschool program. Our program assesses the emotional and intellectual development of each child and then tailors the program to meet each child's needs. Head Start strives to promote the social competence of children. Social competence is the child's ability to successfully deal with his or her present environment and later responsibilities in school and life. Head Start children learn early math concepts, literacy, arts, and music and movement activities. They develop school readiness and social skills, which help them to become independent, inquisitive, self-confident learners and have a lifelong love of knowledge. Parents have opportunities to participate in their child's program through Policy Council, Family of Readers, Parents of Preschoolers (POPs), Super Sundays (open gym), and Holiday Store Open House.
Who is Eligible?
Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well.
Families are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Who to Call?For more information or to request an application please call 701-323-4400 or 1-888-879-5313.
720 N 14th St, Bismarck ND