Head Start Sites: Head Start State Collaboration Office
Early Explorers Head Start Program
701 Main Street North
Towner, North Dakota 58788
Phone: (701) 537-5409
Fax: (701) 537-5312
Contact: Allison Driessen, Director
Mission Statement: Early Explorers Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive early childhood development programs, which focus on providing quality services through partnerships with families and communities. The partnership will; advocate for families, continue to change to meet community needs, collaborate with community agencies, promote best practices in early childhood care and education, and provide training and career development opportunities. Early Explorers Head Start provides unique program strengths such as: Male Involvement - Mr. Reader program, Dad and Me Activity Nights, Mem and Muffins and MAPS (Men Achieving Parental Success) Newsletter; Dig-in Parent Involvement Program; Monthly Mental Health Moments Newsletters; and Service Partnerships with local schools, special education units, child care and other community agencies.
Early Explorers Head Start provides comprehensive child development programming in a nine county area. Service options available: Home Based - 4 home visits per month and 2 socialization opportunities located in Maddock, Rugby, Bottineau, Velva, Leeds, and Harvey; Combination option - 2 home visits per month and 2 classroom days per week in Drake, McClusky, Granville, and Towner; Center-based - Classrooms are located in Harvey, Turtle Lake and 4 classrooms in Devils Lake (Minnie H and Sweetwater Elementary Schools); and After school child care provided Monday - Friday for payment.