Early Childhood Education

We believe every child deserves a Head Start

– Language – Literacy – Math – Science – Socialization – School Readiness Goals

HRDC Early Childhood Education provides preschool services to children 3-5 year olds.  Our program offers:

  • No cost part time and full time options for eligible families
  • Virtual Classroom available- meet online twice a week with your virtual class and once a week for one on one with a teacher
  • 4 days a week, following local school district calendars
  • Healthy and nutritious meals provided (breakfast, lunch, and snack)
  • Developmental assessment and screenings
  • Parent education opportunities and family events
  • Inclusive learning environment for all children including children with disabilities
  • Play based learning with natural environments
  • Individualized curriculum for every student
  • More than 94% of our students meet or exceed kindergarten readiness expectations
  • Child Care Licensed centers & a STARS to Quality program
  • Qualified teachers with bachelor degrees in Early Childhood Education

We encourage parents to be involved in their preschool experience. Building a strong foundation for parents to advocate in their child’s continued education. Currently, we have classrooms located in Belgrade, Bozeman and Livingston providing services in education, health, nutrition, mental health, and disabilities.

What will your family gain from our Early Childhood Development Program?

  • An understanding of essential educational milestones and ways to support your child in this development
  • Two meals or a meal and snack each day with menus planned and approved by a registered dietitian
  • Comprehensive health screening, including growth, development, vision, hearing, and speech
  • Personalized home visits with topics individualized to meet your families needs
  • Family Services to assist you in identifying family strengths, interests, needs, and goals
  • Information on other community resources and agencies
  • Parenting information, education opportunities, resources, and support groups based on requests

3 ways to Apply NOW!

Click HERE for an online application
Click HERE to download the application in English
Haga clic AQUÍ para descargar la aplicación en Español
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Head Start Policy Council

Head Start is governed by a Policy Council, an advisory group consisting of Head Start parents and community members that actively participate in decisions and discussions that affect Head Start. Each year, classroom elections are held to vote in one Representative and one Alternate to represent each Head Start classroom on the Policy Council. Each Policy Council member has a voice in making policies and procedures that affect their child’s Head Start experience.