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Early Childhood Education (ECE) is federally funded (Head Start) preschool program for income eligible children ages 3 to 5. Children attending HRDC ECE will engage in foundational learning experiences that will prepare them for school. Our rich play based environments provide a safe, secure, social setting that support the development of all children. Health and developmental screenings along with parent teacher conferences provide opportunity for parents to collaborate with staff for the development of their child. Healthy meals and snacks are part of the education experience.

Parents are the primary educators of their children. We support them as an integral part of our program. Parent involvement in their child’s education will start here to form a foundation for involvement throughout their child’s school years.

HRDC ECE supports parents and families in achieving their own goals, parent-child relationships and engaging in community.

The following application questions, including income information, help us to determine if your family qualifies for services from our program. Please answer honestly and to the best of your ability.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions 406-586-9652 or our enrollment specialist

HRDC Non-discrimination policy

HRDC does not discriminate against any person including customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, gender identity, reprisal, and where applicable, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, political ideas and beliefs, level of English skills, if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by HRDC, in the performance of contracts and the delivery of services or funding. Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.

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What Happens Next?

As soon as we receive the completed application, we will review it and contact you to schedule an appointment.

Please have the following documents ready for your follow up appointment:

1. Proof of birth (birth certificate, Passport or HMK Plus)
2. Immunizations
3.Proof of Income (please provide one of the following):
✔1040 Tax Return(from the previous calendar year)
✔W2's (from the previous calendar year)
✔Three Months Worth of Paystubs
✔Proof of TANF or SSI
✔Proof of Foster Placement
4. If applicable please provide the following: Unemployment Benefits, Court Ordered Paperwork pertaining to child being
enrolled (custody papers, restraining orders, etc), Scholarships/Grants, or SSDI

When you click "Submit Application" you will be redirected to the second piece of this application. Please fill this out in its entirety so that your application will be considered complete. Thank you! Please email with any questions.

Required information is missing, see above.