Ravalli Early Head Start

a program of Ravalli Head Start, Inc.


Ravalli Early Head Start
103 South 9th Street; Suite 106
Hamilton, MT 59840

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Phone: 406-363-7412

Fax: 406-363-7287




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Program Application
Volunteer Application
Employment Application
Parent Handbook
Resource Guide
PIR Data
Audit Findings
2011 Tax Return

School Readiness Plan

Our Mission

Ravalli Early Head Start partners with families and the community so that:

  • Children can grow and develop in safe, healthy, responsive and nurturing environments.
  • Parents can experience the joy of being a parent.


What’s Happening at REHS


Small Steps Newsletter
Policy Council Meeting Dates
Board Meeting Dates
Parent Calendar





What We Do

Ravalli Early Head Start (REHS) provides low-income prenatal mothers and families of children birth to age 3 with enhanced knowledge and skills in child development, health, safety, and nutrition education, as well as providing social service connections and parent involvement opportunities. Ravalli Early Head Start delivers these services to families by fully implementing the Federal Head Start performance standards and following best practices in early childhood development.

As a result of enhanced knowledge, skills, and opportunities, children will be more attached to their parents, families will access more community resources, and families will be active in the program and community. Through our
programs, parents feel joy in their children, understand their child’s behavior, have knowledge of early childhood in respect to the whole child, utilize community resources for their personal growth and development, and actively participate in their child’s education. Children will grow and develop in healthy, safe, and stimulating environments providing them with opportunities to create strong connections to their parents and to feel healthy, happy, and safe.
    Our Board & Policy Council

Board of Directors

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.

Policy Council

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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