Federally-funded head start programs help prepare young children from low-income families, ages birth to five years old, and their parents for the social and educational challenges that young children face as they develop. Each head start program focuses on providing comprehensive services designed to enhance a child's emotional, social, cultural, language, reading, mathematics, science, health and nutrition education.
This head start center locator page contains links to listings of programs offered in the 33 counties in the state of Montana. Each listings page contains the name, address and contact information for a specific county's available centers. From that page, use additional links to explore individual center facts, application instructions and directions.
Our head start center locator features the number of head start centers per county in parentheses ( ) to the right of the county names. To see a current list of your county's head start centers, click your county's name.
The Human Resources Council offers quality preschool education for young children in Butte and Dillon. The program is designed to give young children, ages 3-5, the skills they need to be successful in school by providing educational activities with qualified teachers, early childhood development, transportation, meals, and medical, dental and mental health services when needed. Parent involvement is welcome and strongly encouraged. Services are available to children who have special needs.
Crow Tribe Head Start serves Crow Agency, Lodge Grass, Fort Smith, & Pryor and has a funded enrollment of 304 children. They offer 5 Full Day/Full Year classrooms, 8 Full Day/Part Year Classrooms, and 3 home base areas.
Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Head Start is a comprehensive early childhood development program that provides parent involvement, health, nutrition, dental health and mental health services to ninety (90) 3-5 year olds and their families
PreschoolersPreschoolers are focused on developing friendships with peers, as well as understanding their families and world and developing many new skills. A quality preschool child care program offers: a wide range of activities, including art, music, science exploration; activities designed to strengthen physical movement and hand-eye coordination; encouragement of "pro-social" behaviors such as sharing and taking turns; and unpressured "developmentally appropriate academic" activities (such as early reading and writing activities).
Fort Belknap Head Start has a funded enrollment of 163. They operate 3 centers; Ramona King Center, Three Strikes Center, Agency Center, and a home based option.
Since 1965, Head Start has been a comprehensive child development program designed to foster the healthy development of young children from low-income families. Head Start provides children with daily nutritious meals and many opportunities for social, emotional, and intellectual growth that can prepare them for success in school and in life. The program also connects children to health care sources and provides vital support services to their families.
The Northern Cheyenne Head Start Program Mission: We are a child focused, family centered, community supported, culturally referenced comprehensive child development program serving all children in a least restrictive environment that assures positive individual benefit. Special needs identified by Individual education plans are provided by the local public school. Head Start serves to increase the educational readiness and social competence of 3-5 year old children and their families.
Northwest Montana Head Start Board of Directors, staff, and parents utilize available community resources to provide quality services that empower families and advocate for children.Northwest Montana Head Start program focus is on strengthening the social, nutritional, emotional, physical, and educational well-being of the whole family.
A nation wide effort sponsored and funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. The Head Start mission is focused on providing comprehensive services to income eligible pre-schoolers and their families. Opportunities, Inc. Head Start is located in Great Falls, Choteau, Conrad, Cut Bank, and Shelby. In 2008, Head Start enrolled 356 children.
Ravalli Head Start is a federally funded program provided at NO COST to low income families living in Ravalli County. The comprehensive pre-school program serves 3 and 4 year old and provides 4 hour classes, four days a week - mid September through May - at the Hamilton Center and in Stevensville. Limited bus service may be available.