North 80 Tribal Center Road
Skokomish Nation WA 98584-9748
Head Start is a comprehensive child development program, which serves children three to five years old and their families. Head Start is a child-focused program with the overall goal of increasing the school readiness of young children in low-income families.
The Head Start Program has a long tradition of delivering comprehensive and high quality services designed to foster healthy development in low-income children. The Skokomish Head Start provides a range of individualized services in the areas of education and early childhood development, medical, dental, and mental health; nutrition and parent involvement. In addition, the entire range of individualized services is responsive to and appropriate to each child's and family's developmental, ethnic, cultural and linguistic heritage and experience.
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
SKOKOMISH HEAD START ENROLLMENT FOR 2010-2011
Classes begin September 8, 2010 and end June 8, 2011
Orca Class Times: 8:30am-12:00pm (Monday through Thursday)
Eagle Class Times 12:30 - 4:00pm(Monday through Thursday)
We include children with disabilities to ensure that children with disabilities receive all the services they are entitled to under the rules in Performance Standards at 45 CFR part 130.
For more information, contact Head Start at 360-877-9007
Requirements for Enrollment:
Three years old
Current Immunization Record
Physical Examination/Dental Screening
Enrollment Packet with signatures
Vision, Hearing, Hermadocrit and Lead Screenings
Evidence of follow up when child is referred out for services
Special Note: We are not a first come, first serve program. We are required by the Office of Head Start to use a Priority Scale to determine who is most eliglible for open enrollment slots.