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
Upcoming Events
Get Involved!

Kindergarten and Preschool Re-Enrollment
March 21st , 2023 at 5:30 p.m.
For currently enrolled Head Start families. Come meet District staff and learn about the process of enrolling your child in Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year. For children returning to Head Start next year, get information about next program year and re-enrollment.

Safety Town USA
April 18th-20th 2023
Open to the Community - Bring your family to learn about safety in a fun and interactive way. (Gun safety, water safety, fire safety, etc.)

Documents / Downloads
Additional Resources

National Head Start
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Colorado Shines
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Parent Possible
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Head Start

Office Hours

8:00 am to 4:30 pm
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
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