Building Strong Foundations with Alaska Native Families through Alaska Native Cultures and Education.

Welcome to Cook Inlet Native Head Start's online application. CINHS is a Tribal Head Start and Alaska Native and American Indian children are priorized.
NOTE: To help speed up the process please fill in all fields on application [Don't Leave Blanks]
Once you have submitted your application we will need the following documents:
*Birth Certificate
*Documented Proof of Indian Blood
*Proof of Residency (utility bill; phone bill)
*Proof of Legal/Foster/Relative Guardianship (if not the child’s biological parent)
*Last 12 Months Income (Tax Return(s) [does not apply to Foster/ Kinship guardians] , or: print outs of W-2, Pay stubs, SNAP/ATAP/TANF, SSI, Unemployment Benefits, Child Support, etc.)
Documents can be faxed, dropped off, or using your smart phone, take pictures and send them through email.
Fax number: 907-433-1651, If you have questions filling this out call Mary or Ariel @ 433-1600 / 433-1601
Drop off location: 6901 E. Tudor Road, or 370 W 16th ave
Email them to: and

Full Day Program 6 weeks - 3 years olds (Monday through Friday/Thursday *see calendar)
Full Day Program 3 years olds- 5 year olds (Monday through Thursday) - 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM or 9:00 AM- 4:30 PM
Part Day Program 3-5 year olds (Monday through Thursday) - 3.5 hours per day.
Times available are:
~7:30 AM to 11:00 AM
~9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
~12:00 PM to 3:30 PM, or
~1:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Home Based Services
This program services Prenatal to 3 years old. Home Based Teachers are home visitors who would come to your home on a weekly basis for 1 hour and 30 minutes. (*due to COVID services are different)

Please indicate which program you are interested in, when ERSEA Specialist, Mary S. or Ariel Johnson, calls to confirm your application.
*INCLUDE everyone living in the home!
Please complete ALL sections.
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Click here to find a provider in your area.
Please complete this section for every person (including children) in your household. Thank you.

Are there other adults in the household?

Add Another Adult
Please complete ALL sections.
Child's information you are applying for. Please complete ALL sections.
- Your Address - Available Locations
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Do you want to apply now for another child in your family?

Add Another Applicant

Are there other children in the family?

Add a Sibling
Head Start is 3-5years and EHS is Prenatal-3years
**Please put any allergies, health or dietary needs about the child in the section:(is there anything else you want to tell us about your child)
An email will be sent to you once you have submitted your application.
Our ERSEA Specialist, Mary S. or Ariel Johnson, will contact you once she processes your application with the needed documents on file, or if she needs additional information.
If she has not contacted you within a week, you can call the office, 433-1600 or 433-1601, to get an update on your application.
Thank you for considering us to be a part of your child's education.
Required information is missing, see above.