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Visit the Head Start Programs in Alaska to learn more about each program.

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association

A non-profit tribal organization of the Aleut people in Alaska providing services including cultural heritage, health, education, social, psychological, employment, vocational training, environment, natural resources and public safety services.

Association of Village Council Presidents

AVCP Head Start operates Center base programs in Akiachak, Bethel, Chefornak, Kalskag, Kotlik, Quinhagak, Russian Mission, Scammon Bay and Tuluksak. Member tribes reside in small isolated villages scattered throughout the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in an area

Bristol Bay Native Association

Tribal Consortium, made up of 31 Tribes and is organized as a non-profit corporation to provide a variety of educational, social, economic and related services to the Native people of Bristol Bay region of Alaska

Community Assessment

CCS Early Learning

A community-based nonprofit organization providing quality child development programs in south-central Alaska since 1971.  We serve more than 320 children and their families every year in four locations. Head Start and Early Head Start services are available. "Making a difference in the lives of children and their families in our communities"
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Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Tribal Government representing approximately 26,000 Tlingit and Haida Indians worldwide. Tlingit and Haida Head Start is a free federal program for preschool children from low-income families that promotes school readiness by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development. 


Chugachmiut is the Tribal consortium created to promote self-determination to the seven Native communities of the Chugach Region. We provide health and social services, education and training, and technical assistance in a way which is acceptable to Native cultural values and tradition in order to enhance the well-being of our people by continuing to strengthen the tribes and increase self-determination opportunities for community operated tribal programs.

Cook Inlet Native
Head Start

Cook Inlet Native Head Start (CINHS) is a newly established non-profit organization. CINHS is applying to become the replacement grantee of the Tribal Head Start Program previously operated by Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage, Alaska.

Council of Athabascan Tribal Government

Early Head Start for prenatal mothers through children age 3.  We are federally funded to serve those in the Yukon Flats Region.  Our program provides services to the villages of the Yukon Flats Region.  Currently we are in Arctic Village, Fort Yukon and Venetie and plan to expand to all 9 villages as we increase our staff.


Fairbanks Native Association

Implementing developmentally appropriate practices in the field of Early Childhood Education. We advocate and provide services to all Head Start families in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, empowering them to be responsive to their child’s health, education, safety, and developmental needs in a caring environment while fostering cultural respect


Kawerak's Head Start is a pre-school program that promotes socal competence and structure among three and four year old children in the Bering Strait region. Kawerak contracts with the state and federal government to provide services to residents of the Bering Strait Region, 75% of whom are Eskimo, Aleut or American Indian, descent.

Community Assessment

Kenaitze Indian Tribe

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe's Early Childhood Center program offers a center-based pre-school for children ages 3-5 years of age. Providing services to the Kenai peninsula area.


Community Assessment

Kids’ Corp Inc.

We are a non-profit, Anchorage, Alaska based Head Start agency. Our mission is to provide a head start to families with children who need it most.”


Metlakatla Indian Community

Although the majority of its population is Tsimshian, Metlakatla also is home to may individuals with diverse tribal affiliations such as Tlingit, Haida, Aleut, Yupik and other Alaska Native peoples.


Thrivalaska is a community-based non-profit corporation founded in 1974. Our mission is to provide high quality infant, toddler, preschool, and school age care and education using developmentally appropriate practices. We are a learning organization for children and adults where children, families, and staff are valued.

Rural Alaska Community Action Program Inc.

The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP), founded in 1965, is a private, statewide, nonprofit organization working to improve the quality of life for low-income Alaskans. Providing Head Start services in 23 communities across the State of Alaska.

Tanana Chiefs Conference

The Headstart Program provides preschool education services to about 140 children in eight villages. Tanana Chiefs Conference, the traditional tribal consortium of the 42 villages of Interior Alaska, is based on a belief in tribal self-determination and the need for regional Native unity.