Lummi Nation Early Learning Programs
Teen Parent Child Development Program - Early Head Start & Head Start
2645 Kwina Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: (360) 312-2444
Fax: (360) 384-2353

Mission Statement

“It is the mission of the Early Learning Program, comprised of the Birth-To-Three, Child Development Center, Early Head Start, Head Start and Early Head Home Base to provide services and support to children, families, and their community. Through partnership with other community resources we will respectfully identify the needs of children, families and community members while endeavoring to strengthen, educate and empower (each) by providing opportunities to participate in cultural enriched Early Learning Programs. “

Philosophy Statement

A child can benefit most from a comprehensive interdisciplinary program to foster development and remedy problems as expressed in a broad range of services. The child’s entire family, as well as the community must be involved.

Lummi Early Learning is a family focused program.

The family is viewed as the most important influence in a child’s life.

The Head Start environment will provide the children the opportunity to develop to their maximum potential in a nurturing environment.

Our Lummi Early Learning Program Proposal for Program Year of 2011-2012 contains the following statement of:

Primary Goals:

1. To provide a quality comprehensive Early Learning Program for eligible three and four year old children residing within the Lummi Early Learning service area;

2. To provide and ensure a functional, supportive educational experience and environment to create positive changes within the community;

3. To promote parent involvement whereas the parents are the first and primary educators of their children;

4. To provide culturally relevant learning experience which enhance the self-esteem and cognitive skills of the children.