Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.

Early Childhood Education

Skye Stern passes his ear and eye exam at the Alakanuk Head Start. Photo by Hilda Stern

Skye Stern passes his ear and eye exam at the Alakanuk Head Start. Photo by Hilda Stern

The Division programs are designed to facilitate parent involvement and community collaboration. Programs promote the basic tenet that parents are the child’s first and best teacher. Children receive services that promote positive socio-emotional development, healthy practices, cultural richness and school readiness.

2016 Results

  • 1,258 children, ages 0 to 5 received early childhood services through Head Start, Early Head Start and Parents as Teachers (PAT) programs
  • 1,128 children received age appropriate developmental screenings
  • 1,136 children or prenatal women reported having health insurance
  • 78% of children improved in math or literacy skills during the 2015-2016 school year
  • The target of 80% of Head Start and Early Head Start children needing dental treatment and beginning dental treatment was met

Download an Early Childhood Development fact sheet (PDF file).

Download the 2016 Head Start Annual Report (PDF).