Prenatal to Five Head Start Program

Tanana Chiefs Conference Prenatal to Five Head Start is committed to providing children with safe and nurturing environments where they can learn through exploration and play.

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Services

These services are provided to children who are enrolled in the Centerbased or Homebased Programs:

  • Nutritious foods that meet USDA guidelines
  • Daily teeth brushing
  • Safety information
  • Hearing Screening
  • Vision Screening
  • Hemoglobin Screening
  • Height/Weight
  • Blood Pressure
  • Developmental screenings & assessments
  • Educational group activities
  • Family Nights
  • Parent Committee
  • Policy Council
  • Connection to resources based on interest
  • Cultural experiences based on Athabascan Values
  • And most of all, a HEAD START to being school ready

Programs

Tanana Chiefs Conference Prenatal to Five Head Start Program serves families with children prenatal to five years old. As an Early Head Start/Head Start (EHS/HS), we provide services through two delivery systems: Centerbased and Homebased. The Centerbased system uses a classroom to provide services; and the Homebased system provides services in the family’s home. Each of our communities that we are located in has unique program options to provide quality services to families.

Community Availability

If you’re interested in signing up for the Tanana Chief Conference Prenatal to Five Head Start Program, contact your TCC Head Start Village office to assist with enrollment.
We serve the follow communities: Allakaket, Fort Yukon, Galena, Grayling, Holy Cross, Hughes, Huslia, Kaltag, McGrath, Minto, Nenana, Northway, Nulato, Shageluk, Tanacross, Tanana, and Tetlin.
Please contact our central office in Fairbanks, if you are unable to reach your local TCC Head Start office.

Please see the list below to see what option is available in your community.


Centerbased: Serves children ages birth to five in a classroom setting:

  • Monday-Thursday and every other Friday
  • Full Day: 6hr days
    • Galena (EHS & HS)
    • Nenana (EHS & HS)
    • Northway (HS)
  • Part Day: 3.5hr days
    • Fort Yukon (HS)
    • Grayling (HS)
    • Huslia (HS)
    • McGrath (HS)

Homebased: Serves all families with children prenatal to age 5 in their homes:

  • 46 Weekly Home visits
  • 22 socials per year
  • Prenatal to 5 years old
    • Allakaket
    • Holy Cross
    • Hughes
    • Kaltag
    • Minto
    • Nulato
    • Shageluk
    • Tanacross
    • Tanana
    • Tetlin
  • Prenatal to 3 years old
    • Grayling (EHS)
    • Husila (EHS)
    • McGrath (EHS)

Eligibility Requirements

Head Start is an income based program. As an American Indian / Alaska Native agency, we are able to serve up to 49% of children who are considered over the income guidelines, provided ALL of the children who are eligible to enroll have been enrolled. At a minimum this is 51%.

We reserve 10% of our funded slots for children with disabilities.

Resources

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  • mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  • fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  • email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.