Mission Statement :
The mission of the Early Childhood Unit is to bring about a greater degree of social competence in children who may be disadvantaged.
The ECU’s approach is based on the philosophy that a child can benefit most from a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program to foster development and remedy problems through the involvement of the child’s entire family as well as the community.
Cherokee Nation Early Childhood Unit offers two options: Head Start, a classroom environment promoting early childhood development stages; and Early Head Start, serving children aged 6 weeks to three years old.
Head Start serves children ages three to five at centers in these areas:
Brushy; Hulbert; Inola; Kenwood; Stilwell; Pryor; Rocky Mountain; Salina; Shady Grove; Tahlequah; Webbers Falls; Zion
Early Head Start serves children ages 6 weeks to 3 years at centers in these areas:
Tahlequah, Cherry Tree, Jay, Pryor, Stilwell, Salina & Nowata.
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