Download the New Alta Head Start Volunteer Handbook

A new edition of this important guide to volunteering with Alta Head Start has been published. It contains valuable information about the many activities you can take part in both in the classroom and at home to help Alta Head Start in its mission to support the social, emotional, behavioral, … read more

Back-to-School Bedtime Tips

As we get ready to return to school in the next few weeks, it’s time to help your child adjust to new routines. Summertime brings sleeping in and staying up later. Now we want to begin the transition back to our school-year rituals. For some families it will be the … read more

Prepare Your Child for Preschool with These Books

Here are some books you and your child can read about going to preschool: Maisy goes to preschool / Lucy Cousins What to expect at preschool / Heidi Murkoff Rosie goes to preschool / by Karen Katz My new preschool / Moira Butterfield, Estelle Corke My preschool / Anne Rockwell … read more

Try these skill-building crafts with your child

You can enhance your child’s school readiness skills by doing these crafts: Fruit Kabob: Prepare a plate of bite-size pieces of soft fruits such as bananas, cantaloupe, strawberries, pineapple, unseeded watermelon, honeydew or any other favorite fruit. Give your child a straw and have him or her put the fruit … read more

Download the 2017-2018 Alta Parent Handbook

Alta wishes to welcome you and your family to our Birth to Five Head Start Program. We hope to partner with you as your child begins their educational journey. We are excited to be a part of that journey with you! Head Start is different from other preschool programs, as we … read more

Five Fun Things to do with Children during the Summer Months

It’s summer — that time of year when Head Start teachers bid farewell to children, hoping their gleefully escaping learners don’t forget everything they’ve learned during the program year. It’s also the time of year when nervous parents take on the challenge of keeping their children physically busy and mentally … read more

Keep the “Burn” Out of Your Summer Fun in the Sun

Memorial Day marks the end of another school year and the unofficial start of outdoor summer fun. Public pools open and slip ‘n’ slides are rolled out to the soundtrack of ice cream truck jingles and kids’ laughter. Along with accidental belly flops, dropped ice cream cones, and unseen rocks … read more

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