- Cama-i, quyana tailuci!
- (Central Yup’ik)
- "Greetings, thank you for coming!"
About Head Start
Head Start is a federal program that promotes school readiness of children ages birth to five from low-income families by supporting the development of the whole child through comprehensive services such as health, nutrition, and parent involvement. Head Start was established in 1965, initially as summer program and one of the first programs was in Alaska. In 1981, Congress passed the Head Start Act, which expanded this program. The program was revised and reauthorized in December 2007
Head Start Program State Grants
There are 17 Head Start and Early Head Start programs serving families and children 0-5 years old in classroom and home-based settings across Alaska. DEED provides funding to those programs through an equitable funding formula. The programs receiving these funds include:
Head Start Collaboration Grant
DEED receives a Federal Grant to house the Alaska Head Start Collaboration Office. The Head Start Collaboration Office facilitates partnerships between Head Start agencies and state entities who provide services to children from low-income families.