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.
Head Start Program
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. 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.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll-free at 866.632.9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800.877.8339; or 800.845.6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
- March-August: Recruitment for Head Start
- April 29, 2013: Sitka Head Start Open House
- September: Class begins the second week of September
- May: Class ends the second week of May
Please visit our Parent Resources page for parent notices, site calendars, and site newsletters.
For more information, please contact Tlingit Haida Head Start:
Toll Free: 1.800.344.1432 #7127 | Local: 907.463.7127 | Fax: 907.463.7388