Head Start Preschool Program

Oki! The Siksika Head Start Program is a comprehensive early childhood development program for preschool aged children (3-4 years old) living on Siksika Nation.

To contact Siksika’s Head Start Preschool Program, please call 403-734-3880.

Hours of operation are 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday.

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Head Start is a holistic early intervention program that addresses the needs of Siksika’s preschool (3-4 year old) children.

Head Start provides a continuum of support for children’s social, emotional, and cognitive growth and development, including:

  • Health promotion
  • Nutrition
  • Preschool education (early literacy and math skills)
  • Social interaction
  • Parent/child interaction and parenting skills
  • Culture and language
  • Special needs

The program operates 10 months of the year from September to June, with two groups of 15 children attending the program twice a week: one group of children from the east side of Siksika Nation, and the second group of children from the west side of Siksika. Classes run from 10:00am-2:00pm each day. Transportation is provided for the children to and from the Head Start building, and breakfast, lunch and snack are provided daily.