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kid3Providing Resources to “Enhance the Lives of Preschool Children and Their Families”

The Early Head Start Center is home to the Community Action Partnership Early Head Start programs.  We serve children from birth to three years of age from eligible families in a variety of program options throughout eight counties in southwestern North Dakota.  Preschool education services are provided for 62 enrolled children.    Our programs work with parents to help them set and meet goals related to their own education and financial self sufficiency.  We provide parents with resources that assist them in completing their most important job, that of raising a healthy child who is “ready to learn” when they enter kindergarten.  We serve children from a variety of backgrounds.

  • Early Head Start program enrolls expectant mothers and provides them with education and resources to prepare for the birth of their infant.
  • Dickinson Early Head Start Center provides high quality early care and education for eligible families with children ages birth to three years. Parents must be working or in school a minimum of 30 hours per week.
  • Home base program with qualified In Home Family Specialists that engage parents in their child’s learning and development by providing family-friendly activities in the home to promote and strengthen parent-child interactions.

Early Head Start programs are more important now than ever…………….

Children need a strong foundation in order to be successful in elementary school.  Our efforts are definitely contributing to better family outcomes and school readiness.