Start’s purpose is to promote the education, health, culture,
and well-being of our children, families, and communities. As
its names suggests, the program is designed to give children
a head start at learning the skills useful for later success
in school and life. BBNA offers Head Start services to 101 children
age three to five and their families in Togiak, New Stuyahok,
Manokotak, Dillingham and at the most recently opened center
in Naknek. Services are family-centered, in the belief that children
grow and learn in the context of their family and culture, and
in respect for parents’ role as the primary educators and
nurturers of their children. A child’s eligibility for
Head Start is determined by family income. On a per capita basis,
enrollment here is more than four times the national average. FYI:
Start Organization Chart (PDF)
With Local Experts
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Every Saturday
more information, contact Colette
Barnes (Phone 842-4059).
Feb. 1 – Hear what to expect. Connect
with supportive moms. Lunch provided!
all the Time
Feb. 22 – How babies and toddlers learn
and grow. Learn Yupik songs, stories and games for babies and
Feb. 8 – A fresh approach to infant care.
Health and Safety
March 1 – Bonus: Car seat selection and ordering.
for Nursing Moms
Feb.15 – Bonus: How to make great home
available for $30 through UAF
as “ECE 193-Intro to Infant Care”
Contact Colette for information
by Jan Ilutsik
- 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24
Dinner for participant’s
family. Child Care available
for Head Start Families.
- 1:30 p.m. Sat. March 8
Join Us for
Fun, Food and