Head Start Birth to Five

Head Start Birth to Five is a comprehensive program for low income families with children from birth to 5 years of age.

All families are encouraged to apply.

As a parent of the head start program, you can expect a wide variety of services including developing an individualized learning plan for your child, creating a family plan, accessing special needs and mental health services as well as nutrition and health services. In addition, all Head Start parents are highly encouraged to volunteer regularly and be active in their child’s learning.

Services are offered in Fairbanks at the Carol Brice Center, 1949 Gillam Way

Call or stop by to apply and learn more.


Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.


Click on links for more information and forms below for your convenience.

Family Services

  • Community Resource Directory
  • Enrollment App with cover letter [ document link coming ]

Program Information

  • Program Calendar 2018 [ link coming ]
  • Health, Safety & Nutrition

    • WIC Information [ link coming ]
    • Physical Form[ link coming ]
    • Health History [ link coming ]
    • Dental Form [ link coming ]
    • Permission to Return Form [ link coming ]

    Advocacy

  • AHSA Membership Form [ link coming ]

  • Contact Birth to Five program:
    Fairbanks: 907-452-4267
    Fax: 907-452-4203

    Family Services/Enrollment-

    Niki Mercado
    907-452-4267 ext. 238
    nmercado@thrivalaska.com

    Program Director

    Sarah Newton
    907-452-4267 ext. 223
    snewton@thrivalaska.com

    Bonnie Rogers- Family Services Coordinator
    907-452-4267 ext. 236
    brogers@thrivalaska.com

    Admin/Human Resources-

    Lisa McDaniel
    907-452-4267 ext. 222
    lmcdaniel@thrivalaska.com

    Administrative Office-

    Alicia Berka-Executive Director
    907-479-0900 ext. 261
    aberka@thrivalaska.com