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Head Start

Tlingit & Haida Head Start is a free federal program for preschool children from low-income families. The program nurtures families and their children to grow and participate in life with confidence and awareness, using their strengths to reach their full potential.

Head Start Mission

To respectfully nurture families and their children to grow, participate in life with

confidence and awareness, and use their strengths to reach their full potential.

Program services include two nutritious meals per day, access to medical and dental health services, as well as mental health and disabilities services. Funding for these two nutritious meals is made available through the USDA Child Nutrition Program. Family development services include parent involvement, goal setting and family visits.

Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of educational activities that support children’s growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science, creative arts, and physical skills.

Disabilities Service: Parents who have children with diagnosed or suspected disabilities or developmental delays are encouraged to apply. Disabilities or developmental delays may include, but are not restricted to: speech, health, social, emotional, visual, hearing and/or physical impairments.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination,
complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call 866.632.9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax 202.690.7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800.877.8339; or 800.845.6136 (Spanish).

For more information, please contact Tlingit Haida Head Start:
Toll Free: 1.800.344.1432 ext. 7127 | Local: 907.463.7127 | Fax: 877.389.7796