Head Start

What We Do Head Start is a federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages birth to five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children’s growth in the following domains: Language and Literacy Cognition and General Knowledge Physical Development and Health Social and Emotional Development Approaches to learning Head Start programs provide comprehensive services to enrolled children and their families, which include health, nutrition, social, and other services determined to be necessary by family needs assessments, in addition to education and cognitive development services.  Head Start services are designed to be responsive to each child and family’s ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage. Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teacher.  Head Start programs build relationships with families that support: Family well-being and positive parent-child relationships Families as learners and lifelong educators Family engagement in transitions Family connections to peers and community Families as advocates and leaders Application Thank you for your interest in applying for the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc. Head Start Program. Click here for our current application. Please note that the application must be completed by the parent or legal guardian. If you have any questions please contact: Caroline Wolkoff, Head Start Family Engagement Coordinator via email: carolinew@apiai.org or; direct: (907) 222-4294 from 8:00am-4:30pm.   In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication … Continue reading Head Start