Southern Ute Montessori Headstart is an important community asset

Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 4:09 PM

After serving in our community for more than 50 years, the Southern Ute Montessori Headstart has proven itself to be an extremely valuable institution.

The Early Headstart is the only public infant-toddler center in a 20-plus mile radius and the preschool is one of two centers serving eastern La Plata county. The Headstart coordinates health screening and services, parenting classes, teacher trainings, early intervention services, and more. Additionally, they open their doors to low-income families, children in foster care, children of a variety of ethnicities and backgrounds, and children who may be at higher risk or who would have difficulty receiving childcare elsewhere for a variety of reasons.

I encourage everyone who values high-quality early education services in our community to write letters and make phone calls.

If you are a tribal member and this affects you, your family, or friends please reach out to your council men and women. We need your voice!

Vanessa Self