Head Start & Early Head Start
RurAL CAP’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs prepare Alaska’s most vulnerable children for success in school and in life by enhancing social and cognitive development. While Head Start primarily serves three- and four-year-old children, Early Head Start programs serve infants and toddlers under the age of three. We provide education, health, and other services to children and their families in urban and rural Alaska.
Every child benefits from our educational and health support. All of our lessons encourage various instructions and interactions with others that reinforce social skills, emotional well-being, language understanding, and concept development. All families enrolled in Head Start and Early Head Start receive medical, dental, mental, and social services.
Our programs also help parents make progress toward their own education, literacy, and employment goals. Local Parent Committees form at each Head Start Center that assist the staff with curriculum development, community support, and advice on programmatic and fiscal decisions. Parents help determine the cultural appropriateness and responsiveness of program services.
Head Start has contributed positively to the lives of thousands of families since 1965, a result of skilled professionals working closely with families and communities to promote a shared vision of healthy people, sustainable communities, and vibrant cultures.
Akiak* Alakanuk Anchorage Chevak Emmonak Haines Homer Hooper Bay* Kake Ketchikan Kluti Kaah Kwethluk* Marshall Mountain Village Napaskiak* Nunapitchuk* Pilot Station* Savoonga St. Mary’s* Stebbins Sterling Tok Toksook Bay
*Also an Early Head Start Site