Our Impact

Mountain States Early Head Start, a place where children and families thrive

Early Head Start Works. Babies are born ready to learn, and they learn best through loving, secure, caring relationships with the most significant people in their lives. We support these relationships by partnering with parents through all that we do, from home visits, to playgroups and classes, to promote learning and positive connections with others.

We begin as early as possible, starting in pregnancy and continuing through the first three years of life. Infants and toddlers are learning, growing, and changing. In a secure relationship, infants and toddlers can learn to be curious about their environment and the people around them, gain self-confidence, and learn how to express themselves and their emotions. These skills will help children be successful in school and in life.

We include the whole family. Working with us, families have opportunities to learn about a variety of topics, like wellness, safe environments, activities they can do to support their child’s development, and getting the best nutrition. Together, we set child and family goals and celebrate successes. We work closely with community partners to provide resources and opportunities that support families. Check out our School Readiness Goals for more information!

To learn more about how we impact families, you can read our Annual Report, follow us on social, volunteer, or join our program. If you have any questions you can contact us and we will be happy to visit with you.

By the numbers

Our community is growing and thriving! Last year's theme focused on restoration. We reinforced the importance of trauma-informed work, trained staff, strengthened community partnerships, and improved our internal monitoring and communication practices.

231 children enrolled

serving ages 0-3 years in the local communities of Bonner, Shoshone, and Kootenai in 2019-2020

25% of children we serve

enter the program with developmental delay or disability

170 volunteers gave 19,490 hours

through volunteering, completing home-teaching between home visits, participating in leadership activities, and promoting our program

Get involved

Decide to thrive! You can join our team in different ways to support families at Early Head Start. There are many ways to help, like volunteering, donating supplies or money to support our activities, sponsoring a parent-child event or training, interning at our program, or even applying to become one of our awesome staff.

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