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Head Start

What do We Do?

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.

Service Area: Burleigh, Kidder, Logan, Emmons, and McIntosh Counties

Who Do We Serve?

Head Start is funded to serve 223 children whose parents meet federal income guidelines. At least 10% of children enrolled have an identified disability.

Children ages 3-5 receive comprehensive preschool services in the areas of health, education, social services, and parent involvement. Children must be 3 years old to enroll.

Eligibility is determined by using income guidelines that are established by the federal government. Ninety percent of the Head Start families enrolled are below the federal poverty level or receive public assistance (TANF, SSI, or Foster Care). Families who are within the 130% guidelines may be served after all the families who meet the 100% poverty guidelines have been served.

Head Start Application

2015-16 Head Start Application (pdf document)
File Size: 489.45 kb

Persons in Family 100% Poverty 130% Poverty
1 $11,770 $15,301
2 $15,930 $20,709
3 $20,090 $26,117
4 $24,250 $31,525
5 $28,410 $36,933
6 $32,570 $42,341
7 $36,730 $47,749
8 $40,890 $53,157
For each additional person, add $4,160

Busing Informtion
Busing Information

Busing Information

Who to Call?

For more information or to request an application, please call 701-323-4400.

Head Start Annual Report

2014-15 Head Start Annual Report (pdf document)
File Size: 2971.65 kb

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