Head Start


Inside the Head Start Classroom we see toys and play mats and desks for learningFremont County Head Start is a free, federally funded, center-based preschool for primarily low-income children and their family. Children ages 3 - 5 years of age qualify for this program based on income, age, and need. Children attend Monday - Thursday throughout the “school year”.

Transportation, breakfast, and lunch are provided along with a full array of activities to prepare children for school entrance. Children with special needs or an Individual Education Plan are welcome, and additional needed services will be provided for these children in collaboration with the local school district. We are a fully inclusive program.

Head Start is a program based on “family involvement”. We will offer you a sense of belonging, support services, and a chance to be involved in your child’s early education. You can take part in a variety of training/activities such as:

  • First Aid & CPR
  • Nutrition Classes
  • Family Night Events
  • Family Field Days
  • Parenting Classes
  • GED Preparation Classes

We welcome you any time you want to visit!

Head Start Education

Our program has a Rating of 4 through the Colorado Shines Rating System. We are NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Accredited, licensed by the state of Colorado, and monitored by the Office of Head Start. In addition, we are a “Pyramid” Demonstration site in Colorado, and all staff are trained in Pyramid strategies which assist with children's positive-social development.

We utilize the “Creative Curriculum” and the Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment system. Both are evidence-based and research supported. All teachers have degrees in Early Childhood Education as well as numerous hours of additional training in various early childhood facets.

Head Start Application

Fremont County Head Start will provide a quality, respectful, and accountable environment for children, families, staff, and our community through a comprehensive system which promotes healthy relationships leading to lifelong success.

Leadership Team
Fremont County Head Start Program
  • Chris Henager, Director
  • Doug Moody, Transportation Manager
  • Jeanne Piper, Enrollment/ Mental Health, Family Service Manager
  • Melissa Newby, Education Manager
  • Juanita Mascarenas, Nutrition Manager
  • Nancy Martinez, Disabilities Manager
  • Shawnna Lancaster, Health Manager
  • Rhonda Webb, Family Engagement Manager, Family Service Manager
  • Brianna Santistevan, Office Supervisor
Annual Reviews & Reports
Accountability through Annual Insights

At Fremont County Head Start, transparency and accountability are integral to our mission of empowering children and families in Fremont County, Colorado. In this section, you'll find our latest federal review and annual report, showcasing the dedication, progress, and impact of our work over the past year.

Federal Review
The federal review provides an in-depth evaluation of our program's compliance, quality, and impact, conducted by federal monitoring teams to ensure that we meet the high standards set forth for Head Start programs nationwide.

Annual Report
Our annual report highlights key achievements, challenges, and financial information, reflecting the collaborative efforts of our staff, families, and community partners. It offers a comprehensive look at how we're making a positive difference in the lives of children and families, all while adhering to our core values and mission.

We invite you to explore these documents and join us in celebrating the milestones achieved, as well as the continuous journey towards enhancing the future of Fremont County's children and families.

Documents / Downloads
Additional Resources

National Head Start
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Head Start Application
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Colorado Shines
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Parent Possible
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Head Start

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