Head Start and Child Care

The Redding Rancheria offers a part-day Native American Head Start program to eligible children in our Children’s Center at 1950 Redding Rancheria Road. Children must be three years old by September 1st. The school year starts shortly after Labor Day and follows the public school calendar. Classes are offered in an AM/PM format with classes from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Limited transportation is available by school bus.

Head Start is a federally funded program and has strict eligibility requirements, with Native Americans, special needs and low income children having priority, four year old have priority over three year old. Parents do not need to be working or going to school to be eligible, but must be low income. There is no fee for the Head Start program. Currently accepting applications!

Child Care

The Redding Rancheria now offers a Full Day Child Care program at our Children’s Center at 1950 Redding Rancheria Road for preschool children whose parents are working at least 25 hours per week.

Like Head Start, our Child Care program focuses on Kindergarten Readiness and follows the school year calendar. Child Care is closed for holidays, Christmas and Easter breaks and over the summer.

There are two options in our Child Care program:

    1. Subsidized Child Care: Preschoolers ages 3-5 may now enroll for a full day program. To be eligible, you must be Native American, working at least 25 hours per week and fall under the income ceiling. The sliding scale fees in our Child Care program are designed to assist low to moderate income level working families. Limited transportation via school bus is available. Applications are accepted and scored on an ongoing basis.
    2. Private Pay Child Care: For those families over the income ceiling a limited number of private pay child care slots are available. Call us for current fees.

All programs offer the USDA “School Lunch” program to all participants at no additional charge. For more information on USDA regulations click here.

Download Head Start Pre-Application
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Head Start Handbooks

Head Start & Child Care Policies and Procedures
Head Start Brochure 2019-2020
Head Start School Calendar 2019-2020
Head Start Parent Handbook
Head Start Policy Council Handbook
Child Care Handbook

About the Head Start and Child Care Program Manager

Kaysha Davis is the new Head Start and Child Care Program Manager. She has a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education Administration from Ashford University. She has over eight years in the Early Childhood Education field as a teacher, mentor teacher, assistant director and director. Kaysha loves to watch the young minds of children grow and flourish as they learn while at school and make outside world connections to the things they have learned both at home and school.

Throughout her years in the ECE field Kaysha has always known she was great at teaching children, but felt her strengths and skill sets would be more beneficial from an administration position where she could reach not only the children, their families, but also the teachers who were helping these children grow each and every day. Kaysha looks forward to her growth within the Redding Rancheria Family as well as continuing to run a successful program down at the Head Start and Child Care. She takes pride in building relationships with the families and children that she has served and will serve in years to come. She also looks forward to the relationship’s that she will build with the families and children at the Redding Rancheria.