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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 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.

Montana Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties

Recently Updated Center in Montana Head Start Program Database:

Action For Eastern Montana Head Start
Glendive MT 59330-1309
Head Start, a FREE pre-school program serving 3-4 year olds is in the process of recruitment for the 2009-2010 school year. The Head Start program provides a learning environment with various experiences that help children develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally. It is designed to increase school readiness and develop a child’s fullest potential. Action for Eastern Montana Head Start serves 149 children in Glasgow, Glendive, Malta and Miles City.
Butte MT 59701-2920
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.
Central Montana Head Start
Lewistown MT 59457-2048
Head Start is a high quality comprehensive, preschool program for children ages 3 through 5 years old, with educational opportunities to help them prepare for kindergarten. Head Start offers services and/or information in the areas of education, health, mental health, nutrition, disabilities, parent involvement, and family support. Head Start recognizes that as parents, you are the first and most important teacher of your child. We welcome your involvement in Head Start activities and we will work as partners with you to help your child progress.
Child Start, Inc.
Missoula MT 59802-2827
Head Start is a comprehensive child development program serving children ages 3 to 5 and their families. Our program has been in operation for the past thirty seven years.
The first Head Start Program was begun on the Flathead Reservation in 1965 as a summer program. Throughout the years the Head Start Program has expanded into five communities offering services to children in Polson, Ronan, St. Ignatius, Dixon and Arlee. Children from Elmo and Pablo communities are transported to Polson and Ronan respectively for pre-school services.
Crow Head Start Program (AIAN)
Crow Agency MT 59022
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.
Deer Lodge County Head Start
Anaconda MT 59711-0219
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 (AIAN)
Harlem MT 59526-9705
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.
Head Start, Inc.
Billings MT 59101-1426
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.