Preschool Head Start

Serves 3-5 year old children

Preschool Head Start

Bear River Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program for children and their families. At Head Start we recognize the vital role parents play in giving their children opportunities to learn. Staff develop a partnership with parents in their child’s learning. Head Start emphasizes and teaches the importance of being healthy, eating nutritious foods, and staying safe; as well as providing information about literacy, employability, and meeting education goals.

Program Goal: Provide high quality child development services through home-based and center-based curriculum that assess each child’s development and progress by implementing child outcomes and promoting school readiness.

Program Model: Center-Based
Children Served: Center-Based total: 346 children
Service Area: 8 Counties
3 in Utah (Cache County, Box Elder, and Rich)
5 in Idaho (Franklin, Bear Lake, Caribou, Oneida, and Bannock County)

Interesting Program Features:

  • 30+ years of operating services.
  • Early implementation of literacy program.
  • Male Involvement staff and activities.
  • Computer data system that collects and compiles data and reports.
  • Meeting family needs by collaborating with local faith based organizations.

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Center Based

Center-based is a classroom experience for 3 and 4 year old children (child must be 3 or 4 years old by September 1st of the current school year or be at least 3 years old). Each child is treated as a unique individual and allowed to grow and develop at his/her own rate. Children grow, learn, and develop through an enriched environment with caring staff who want them to succeed. Each classroom has between 16-18 children (depending on classroom size) with a teacher and teacher assistant. Classes are held Mon.-Thurs. (morning and afternoon) depending on area (approx. 8:00-12:00 or 12:00-4:00). We also have 9 classes that run Mon.-Thurs. 6.5 hrs each day.