Early Childhood Education

We believe every child deserves a Head Start

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

HRDC Early Childhood Development is a federally funded program for preschool children aged 3 to 5 years old from low income families. The Early Childhood Development program consists of Head Start as well as our Montana Preschool Development Grant classes.  HRDC Head Start is funded to serve 152 children annually with a focus of providing for healthy development of children and the strengthening of families.

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!

  1. Click HERE for an online application

2. Click HERE to download the application

3. Scan this QR Code


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.

Policy Council Roster 2017-2018: