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 37 counties in the state of North Dakota. 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 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.
Head Start is a comprehensive early childhood program for eligible children 3-5 years old. Head Start provides educational, medical, dental, nutritional, and mental health services to help children develop socially, emotionally, and cognitively. Classes are also available for parents.There is no cost to any family whose children have been accepted into the Head Start program.
The program is federally funded and offered at no charge to eligible families. Eligibility is based on age and income. A reminder childcare beyond the HS day is charged to the family. Head Start is for three to five year olds, not attending kindergarten.
Head Start forms partnerships with other agencies to make the most of opportunities and resources for its children and parents. Head Start works to improve the quality of life for many families. The positive results save money for school systems, government and service providers.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe 0-5 Head Start Program has been in existence since 1965 we provide free educational services and activites for children ages 0-5 who reside on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the surrounding service area. Our center based program provides lesson plans and activites from the "Creative Curriculum" and the Homebase program provides services from the "Parent As Teachers Curriculum" integrated from the Creative Curriculum module.
Early Explorers Head Start & Early Head Start are comprehensive early childhood development programs, which focus on providing quality services through partnerships with families and communities.
Head Start is a preschool program for children ages 3 and 4 years old. Head Start ensures a child’s readiness for kindergarten by promoting nurturing educational experiences, good physical and mental health, and the involvement of parents and families. Center Based classroom services are offered in both Dickinson and Hettinger County. Home Based services are offered in all eight counties providing educational curriculum through home visits and socializations.
Welcome to West River Head Start! Our desire is to assist you and your family to become involved with the education of your child at a very early age. You are your child's first teacher and will continue to be their primary teacher and role model throughout their lives.