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Little Dixie Head Start/Early Head Start/EHS-Child Care Partnership Programs

Listing Last Update: April 20, 2018

Primary Contact

Darla Galyon

(580) 326-7581

dgalyon@ldcaahs.org

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To find a family literacy program
  • To help my child learn
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To improve my math skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • Family literacy program

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Program Overview

Little Dixie CAA has operated a Head Start Program since 1968, serving 429 children (ages three and four years old) within 29 classrooms across Choctaw, McCurtain, and Pushmataha Counties in Oklahoma. The program enhances pre-school children's physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development, while enabling parents to be better caregivers and teachers to their children. Since 1998, the Early Head Start Program has served infants, toddlers, and families by providing early, continuous, intensive, comprehensive and high-quality educational, health, nutritional, social and family support services. EHS currently operates 48 center-based slots across three center locations (Antlers, Hugo, and Idabel). The centers foster nurturance, brain stimulation, exploration, and creativity within safe, comfortable environments. The EHS-Child Care Partnership Program provides high-quality care/early childhood program services for 132 children under age three through partnering child care centers.

Mission Statement

Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization that serves a multi-municipality region in rural southeast Oklahoma. The agency's mission statement is "To improve the lives of low-income individuals and families through service and collaboration leading to self-sufficiency." In 2010, Little Dixie CAA was one of only two providers in the State of Oklahoma named by Governor Brad Henry as a Head Start Center of Excellence for leadership in modeling early childhood delivery systems. All children within the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs receive services that are of high quality, individualized, responsive, and appropriate to each child's developmental, ethnic and cultural experiences.

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cost info: The programs are Federally-funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Program services are provided at no cost to participants and their families.

Program Status:
Active