Welcome to Child Start, Inc. Head Start
Supporting Head Start Sites in Missoula, Granite, Mineral, Powell,
Child Start Inc., Head Start will be start in the beginning of September.
About Head Start
Head Start is a comprehensive child development program serving children ages 3 to 5 and their families. Our program has been in operation for the past thirty seven years.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of Child Start Inc. Head Start is to provide opportunities for education and growth of our children, families, staff, and our community in a nurturing and supportive environment.
As a result, all Head Start, Early Head Start, American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start, and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start grants will be reduced by approximately 5 percent. All state, regional, and national activities, including training and technical assistance, research, and monitoring, will also be reduced by at least 5 percent. Proportional reductions across all these activities are required by Section 640 of the Head Start Act.
We advise all grantees to begin planning how they will alter their programs to operate at the reduced levels. As programs begin this planning process, we ask you to keep the following principles in mind:
OHS will be hosting an all-grantee call on March 1, 2013, to provide further guidance, including details on implementation. We also encourage programs to work closely with their Regional Office as you develop strategies and plans to move forward. Please direct any questions to your Regional Office.
Thank you for your work on behalf of children and families.
/Yvette Sanchez Fuentes/
Yvette Sanchez Fuentes
Sequestration Frequently Asked Questions:
The FAQs are available on the ECLKC at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/operations/mgmt-admin/planning/grant/faq.html