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 10 counties in the state of Nevada. 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.
Head Start is a federally funded child development program for very low-income young children, children with disabilities and their families. Head Start was founded in 1965 as part of America's "War on Poverty." The program's mission was simple: prepare low-income, preschool-aged children for success in school. Head Start serves children and their families in urban and rural areas in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Territories, including American Indians and migrant children. Since its inception, more than 20 million children and families nationally have benefited from Head Start's comprehensive services.
The Head Start Program is specifically designed for Preschool Native American children, ages 3 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 5 years, and their families. The program is a reflection of community through communication and cooperation, sharing cultures and traditions, and a focus on total family.
The mission of the Washoe Tribe Head Start Program is to provide quality care and education in a loving, safe and nurturing environment. This atmosphere supports each 3 to 5 year old childÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s individual pattern of development and learning.Hot nutritious meals, socially inviting activities, and making new friends are some of the reasons children who have participated in the Head Start program have gone on to be very successful in future school environments.Focusing on the entire family unit and the full needs of the child, Head StartÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s goal is to provide a series of positive experiences for both children and parents. Parents, in their roles as advocates, are vital to the success of their children. Their assistance aids children in becoming successful in their future growth. In order for these experiences to develop, parents, staff, and communities must work closely together in all aspects to provide a quality program.
CSA Head Start Family Services is responsible for providing assistance to our Head Start children and families in many areas. We engage in a process of collaborative partnership with parents to establish mutual trust and to identify family goals, strengths, and helpful services and other supports.
Programs that are administered by ITCN
BIA Court of Appeals
Administration of Aging
Child Care Development Program (CCD)
SAPTA -State of Nevada Substance Abuse Prevention and training Agency
Domestic Violence (DHHS)
Native American Workforce (NWD)
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
EPA Environmental Protection Agency- State of Nevada EPA Liaison Program
Inter-Tribal Emergency Response Program
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