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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 14 counties in the state of Alaska. 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.

Alaska Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties

Recently Updated Center in Alaska Head Start Program Database:

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc. (AIAN)
Anchorage AK 99518-1408
The APIA Head Start program provides a half-day program which operates September thru May, and is designed to support children's physical, intellectual and social growth. Currently, we have center-based programs at Sand Point, St. Paul, Unalaska and King Cove, which collectively provide education, special needs, mental health, nutrition, and social services to a maximum of 72 children of preschool, ages 3 - 5, and their low-income families.
AVCP Head Start operates Center base programs in Akiachak, Bethel, Chefornak, Kalskag, Kotlik, Quinhagak, Russian Mission, Scammon Bay and Tuluksak.Two of our sites both offer the Home Base Program and Center Base Program those Communities are Scammon Bay and Quinhagak. In Nightmute we offer the Home base Program. Bethel offers both morning and afternoon sessions.Head Start Centers are in operation 4 hours a day, 4 days a week with a 128 day school year.We offer breakfast and lunch to the morning programs and lunch and a snack to the afternoon classes.
Bristol Bay Native Association
Dillingham AK 99576
Head Start is a free, federally-funded comprehensive early childhood program for children, ages three to five, and their families. Head Start serves children within the context of their families and communities. Head Start provides group and individual activities for young children that will help them learn, grow and succeed. BBNA Head Start Center based programs operate four days a week, for four hours a day in the communities of Dillingham, New Stuyahok, Manokotak and Togiak.
Chugachmiut Head Start (AIAN)
Anchorage AK 99508-3439
HeadStart program provides early childhood services for children and their families in Nanwalek, Port Graham and Seldovia. The Head Start model provides a platform to address the needs of each child with emphasis on academic readiness that will prepare them for a lifetime of learning. The program serves children in the following critical areas: education, health and nutrition, parent involvement, social services, disabilities, and mental health.
Cook Inlet Native Head Start (AIAN)
Anchorage AK 99507
Cook Inlet Native Head Start is a non-profit corporation established solely to operate the Tribal Head Start program, providing early childhood education services as well as quality family and health related services for the Native population in Anchorage, AK.
All FNA Head Start children are guided in developing social skills, physical fitness and educational tools that give them a head start towards kindergarten. All children receive appropriate developmental screenings and referrals as needed. The program is inclusive and promotes cultural identity of Alaska Native and American Indian families through onsite activities and field trips to cultural event such as the Festival of Alaska Native Arts.All enrolled Head Start children are eligible and participate in the CACFP (Child & Adult Care Food Program).
Kawerak Head Start (AIAN)
Nome AK 99762
Head Start is a comprehensive program for children from age three to five and their families. The goal of Head Start is to bring about a greater degree of social competence in young children, in particular those of lower-income families. Social competence is defined as a child's everyday effectiveness in dealing with both the present environment and later responsibilities.
Kenaitze Indian Tribe (AIAN)
Kenai AK 99611-7701
The Kenaitze Indian Tribe's Early Childhood Center program offers a center-based Head Start program for children ages 3-5 years of age. The program is based on child/family needs and preferences. The program operates as a partial day program from 10 am - 2:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday, 128 days per year. Children are provided snack and lunch each day. Each classroom has an early childhood teacher and classroom/family support liaison on staff.
Kids' Corps, Inc.
Anchorage AK 99504-2096
Head Start - Full Day, Year Round Programs(Parents must be employed or in training with no caregiver in the home.)‡ 3-5 year olds‡ 5 days per week‡ Parent's transport‡ Day Care Assistance acceptedHead Start - Part Day, Part Year Programs‡ 3-5 year olds‡ 2 or 4 days per week‡ Head Start provides transportation in a limited area‡ Free for eligible families
Rural Alaska Community Action Program
Anchorage AK AK
Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their families. RurAL CAP has operated Head Starts in rural Alaska since 1965. Head Start serves children ages three to five and Early Head Start serves prenatal women and children ages birth to three. The programs promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other related services.