Head Start/Early Head Start

Description: Head Start: Federally-funded child development program; provides educational experiences, medical and dental services, nutritional meals, counseling and opportunities for parental involvement; help prepare low-income children and children with disabilities ages 3-5 to enter and succeed in school. (AIRS HD-1800.3000) Early Head Start: A federally-funded child development, family support program; provides early education, health, mental health, nutrition and social services; low-income pregnant women and families with children birth to 3. (AIRS-1800.1800)

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Anaconda, MT

Organization Name: AWARE Inc.
Address: 205 E. Park Ave.
Anaconda, MT 59711
Phone: 406-563-8117
Toll Free Phone: 800-432-6145
Fax: 406-563-7013
Eligibility: intellectual, developmental disabilities
Wheelchair Accessible: Varies By Location
Services Provided: Youth Case Management, Work Services/Supported Employment, Case Management for Adults Affected by Mental Illness, Residential Services, and Early Head Start.
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Last Updated: 4/14/2015

Billings, MT

615 N. 19th Street
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-245-7233
Organization Name: Head Start Inc.
Address: 615 N. 19th Street
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-245-7233
Fax: 406-245-1260
Services Provided: A developmentally appropriate pre-school program for low income children and their families. Transportaion for children, social services, education, medical/dental resource, disabilities, mental health theraputic services, speech therapy, meals provided. Parent classes also offered.
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Last Updated: 8/1/2013

Butte, MT

Organization Name: Aware Inc.
Address: 1243 W Porphyry St.
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-782-1759
Languages Spoken: English
Wheelchair Accessible: yes
Services Provided: AWARE started in 1976 with a small group of parents sitting around a kitchen table discussing opportunities and possibilities for their children who had special needs. Their discussions led to the opening of a small furniture refinishing business where people affected by developmental disabilities could learn a trade and make a valuable contribution to the community. The AWARE acronym – Anaconda Work and Residential Enterprises – reflects that historical mission.
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Last Updated: 3/14/2018
227 E. Mercury
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-782-0455
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Organization Name: Aware Inc.
Address: 227 E. Mercury
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-782-0455
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Languages Spoken: english
Wheelchair Accessible: yes
Services Provided: Behavioral Health, Successful Starts, Teacher Child Interaction Training, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Comprehensive School and Community Treatment, Circle of Security, Home Visiting, SafeCare, Parents as Teachers
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Last Updated: 9/21/2018

Choteau, MT

38 1st Ave SW
Choteau, MT 59422
Phone: 406-466-5770
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Address: 38 1st Ave SW
Choteau, MT 59422
Phone: 406-466-5770
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Services Provided: Early Learning
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Last Updated: 9/13/2018

Great Falls, MT

1220 3rd Ave. S.
Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone: 406-453-5415
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Address: 1220 3rd Ave. S.
Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone: 406-453-5415
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Services Provided: Preschool
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Last Updated: 9/13/2018

Hamilton, MT

81 Kurtz Ln
Hamilton, MT 59840
Phone: 406-363-1217
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Address: 81 Kurtz Ln
Hamilton, MT 59840
Phone: 406-363-1217
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Services Provided: No cost early childhood education programs
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Last Updated: 9/13/2018

Havre, MT

2229 5th Ave
Havre, MT 59501
Phone: 406-265-5810
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Address: 2229 5th Ave
Havre, MT 59501
Phone: 406-265-5810
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Services Provided: Headstart
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Last Updated: 9/13/2018
1360 Lincoln Ave.
Havre, MT 59501
Phone: 406-265-6794
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Address: 1360 Lincoln Ave.
Havre, MT 59501
Phone: 406-265-6794
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Services Provided: Headstart
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Last Updated: 9/13/2018

Kalispell, MT

79 7th Ave
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-752-7011
Organization Name: Head Start
Address: 79 7th Ave
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-752-7011
Languages Spoken: English
Eligibility: Children birth through 5 years of age. Income restrictions apply.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Head Start is a nation-wide program that has served children and families since 1965. Head Start programs serve children birth to 5 years of age and their families. The goal of Head Start is to help children be prepared for school by providing a wide range of services that consider each child’s and family’s developmental, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage and experience. Head Start provides education and assistance in the areas of:
Education and early childhood development
Medical, dental, and mental health
Nutrition
Parent involvement
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Last Updated: 3/28/2018

Missoula, MT

Whittier School
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: 406-728-5460
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Organization Name: Child Start Inc.
Address: Whittier School
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: 406-728-5460
Text: 728-5460
Fax: 406-728-5566
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Eligibility: Children 3-4, Low income families (100% of Federal poverty level) in Missoula, Mineral, Granite, Powell & Sanders Co; Special consideration: TANF children, single parents, grandparent guardians, foster children, special needs, minority, non-English speaking & CPS referrals
Services Provided: Preschool programs available. Home Start program for 3-4 year olds which assists parents in teaching children at home. Teacher visits home. Full day child care services available 4 days a week. Additional Info: Supportive services: 1). Health-medical & dental exams; vision, speech & hearing tests; nutritional assessments; I&R; identification of disabilities. 2.) Family Services-recruitment, enrollment, referral info to community resources; emergency assistance and/or crisis intervention; advocacy; parent involvement, social & policy making activities.
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Last Updated: 8/23/2018
1001 Worden Ave
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: 406-728-5460
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Address: 1001 Worden Ave
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: 406-728-5460
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Services Provided: Head Start is a free preschool program for low-income children whose families
meet the income guidelines. Children with special needs are welcome. Full- and
part-day classes are available. One nutritious meal & snack are provided free
every day. Bus service is provided for families living within the transportation
area. Home Start is a program of Head Start that provides a preschool
experience for children and their families in their homes.
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Last Updated: 9/13/2018

Shelby, MT

530 Main ST
Shelby, MT 59474
Phone: 406-434-2765
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Address: 530 Main ST
Shelby, MT 59474
Phone: 406-434-2765
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Services Provided: Head Start
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Last Updated: 9/13/2018