WHAT IS HEAD START?
Head Start is a low-income program designed to give children,
including those with special needs, an early start on their education
and families assistance to become their child’s advocate
in the educational and medical systems.
Program standards ensure children have the skill set, are healthy
and receive any special services they may require so that they
are successful well beyond their Head Start years.
Parents are provided with services to assist them with their
own needs. They are also encouraged to take part in every aspect
of the program including observing their children in the classroom,
volunteering, attending parent meetings, serving on Policy Council
and trainings, give input in program planning and the opportunity
to develop family and child goals.
Since, Ohkay Owingeh Head Start is Federally funded. The program
is required to comply with all the Federal standards, including
those concerning income. This means that not every child may
be accepted into the program, as priority is given to children
from low-income families, to enrolled tribal members of Ohkay
Owingeh, and to children with special needs.
Contact our staff at (505) 852-2358