Ravalli Early Head Start

For children infant up to age 3.
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Missoula Early Head Start

For children infant up to age 3.
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Ravalli Head Start

For preschool children ages 3 & 4. Click here to learn more about Ravalli Head Start, classroom options, eligibility requirements, how to apply, and more.

Ravalii Head Start is a federally funded program provided at NO COST to low income families living in Ravalli and Missoula Counties. The preschool program is comprehensive and serves 3- and 4-year-old children. The program provides four hour classes, four days a week from mid-September through May in Hamilton and Stevensville. Limited bus service may be available. Early Head Start in Hamilton and Missoula is also managed by Ravalli Head Start, Inc. Early Head Start is available for qualifying families with children up to age three, and pregnant women.
Head Start is designed to develop the special strengths and meet the needs of each child and his/her family. Ravalli Head Start, Inc. provides:

  • Parenting classes and early literacy support.
  • Links to community resources.
  • Family goal-setting and support.
  • Disability, wellness and mental health services.
  • Nutritious breakfasts and lunches.
  • Child health, nutrition and dental education.
Serving children and families so they succeed in school and life.
Ravalli Head Start, Inc. is a private non-profit community action agency. The nine Board members are volunteers from the community who represent both Missoula and Ravalli Counties. Two of these members are parent representatives. The Board of Directors sets policy for the Head Start Program. The Board of Directors is given advice from the Policy Council and sets forth policies to operate the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.
Ravalli Head Start, Inc. Policy Council consists of 17 voting members. Eleven of these members are parent representatives elected by parents in Ravalli Head Start, Inc. Parents are elected to represent each program option and location. Two of the members are community representatives from Missoula County and four are community representatives from Ravalli County. The Policy Council approves plans, goals, and policies for the Missoula and Ravalli Early Head Starts and Ravalli Head Start programs. The Policy Council must also conduct an annual evaluation of all three programs. Policy Council Member elections are held in October each year.
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