To ensure families and their children grow and participate in life with confidence and awareness, making use of their individual strengths to reach their full potential.
Pawhuska, OK 74056
Head Start Philosophy
The Head Start philosophy begins on a principle of comprehensive services;including high quality early childhood education, nutrition, family and community engagement, health and social services, cultural awareness along with a strong parent involvement to low income children and families.
Head Start Goal
The over-all goal of the program is to bring school readiness and increased social competence for the preschool child. Our values reflect the unique cultural heritage of the Osage Nation and its' community. Our goal includes providing families with this knowledge to be strong and successful for life.
Based in the following communities of Pawhuska, Hominy, Fairfax, Skiatook, Barnsdall, and McCord. The school year usually runs from Mid-August to Mid-May. A developmentally appropriate curriculum is used to align its school readiness goals with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework, State Early Learning guidelines, and the requirements and expectations of local schools the children will be attending.
Criteria of Admission
Children who are 3-5 yrs. of age by Sept. 1st are considered for enrollment. Admission is based on federal guidelines with tribal preference for low-income children. Four year aids are a priority and then three year aids are considered. Over-income children may also be considered up to a certain percentage of enrollments.