As of Program Year 2020-2021, classroom hours will vary based on site.
Full day classrooms are six (6) hours per day, five (5) days per week. Morning and afternoon half-day classrooms are four (4) hours per day, four days per week.
For more information, contact our Enrollment Coordinator.
All children ages 3-5 living in Yellowstone and Carbon Counties are eligible for enrollment at Head Start. Please be aware priority is given to children who meet the income guidelines with the goal that the children with the highest need are served first. We determine need based on income and benefits information such as tax returns, W2’s, check stubs, child support statements, school financial aid statements, TANF, SSI, SSDI, and WIC statements, tribal income, and other sources of income. We also consider a child’s family network, immigration status, housing situation, and any special or unique needs.
A small percentage of children enrolled in Head Start’s services are over-income, but 90% of Head Start’s admitted students must be income eligible. Income can be complicated, so we are happy to verify your income even if you think your family is over the income guidelines.
Yes! Any legal guardian with custody over the child can apply for enrollment to Head Start.
Enrolling your child at Head Start is free.
Yes! All residents of Yellowstone and Carbon Counties can apply for Head Start.
At this time we do not provide transportation, but we will help you find transportation options so your child can attend school.
For more information about our locations visit our locations page.
Yes. They must have completed a well-child checkup from their doctor and dentist before they attend any Head Start school. Families can pick up these applications at the North Park site, call to have the application mailed, or print the application here.
We encourage all parents to be involved with their child’s education and experience at Head Start. After enrollment is complete, each family will be assigned a family advocate who will complete at least two home visits throughout the school year. We also have at least two parent-teacher conferences each year. Beyond these meetings, we encourage parents to volunteer in their child’s classroom, attend field trips, take part in meal time, and attend fun family activities in the evenings or on the weekends.
These professionals provide families with referrals to community resources in areas such as emergency assistance, educational opportunities, parenting classes, employment training, and counseling. Family Advocates will advocate for you and assist you with achieving your goals.
We have many volunteer opportunities at Head Start. Please visit our Volunteer page for more information.
You can donate to Head Start by making a one-time or recurring contribution of cash, fundraising matches, material goods, and more. Learn more on our Donate page.
Head Start uses community donations for a wide variety of programmatic needs. For more information, please see our Donate page.
We love volunteers! Volunteers make an enormous difference in our program and our families’ lives. Please see our Volunteer page for more information.