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Welcome to Northwest Montana Head Start!

What We Do

Northwest Montana Head Start promotes the well–being and self–sufficiency of preschool aged children and their whole family by providing opportunities in a nurturing environment.

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Proudly Serve

We proudly serve 192 preschool age children, and their families at our 3 center locations in Kalispell, North Valley (Columbia Falls), and Tobacco Valley (Eureka).  Whitefish and Martin City children may be bused to our North Valley Center.

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What is Head Start?

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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We are an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer


In partnership with United Way of Kalispell