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Contact

Physical Address:
N733 Headstart Road
Keshena, WI 54135

Mailing Address:
PO Box 910
Keshena, WI 54135

Title: Early Childhood Services Administrator

Name: Gary Pyawasay

Tel: (715) 799-3384

Fax: (715) 799-5054

Email: gpyawasay@mitw.org
Early Childhood Services

Assistant Administrator: Meah Hesse




Mission
The Menominee Nation Early Childhood Services-Head Start/Early Head Start believes that a child can benefit from a comprehensive Early Childhood program that promotes healthy development through Head Start/Early Head Start staff, parents and the community. By working together, we can develop a child's abilities to their greatest potential so that each child may show confidence in their abilities to go forward in pursuit of a full and successful life.

Info
Sites:
1. Dolores K. Boyd Center
Telephone: 715-799-3384
Fax: 715-799-5054
Located at:
N773 Head Start Road
Keshena, WI 54135

2. Middle Village Childcare Center
Telephone: 715-799-6130
Fax: 715-799-6137
Located at:
N2150 White Cedar (Kesaehkahtek)
Gresham, WI 54128

Service Area: The program may only serve children in its service area which includes Menominee Indian Reservation/County and surrounding communities which include the city of Shawano, Gresham, Cecil and Middle Village. There may be instances where the program can serve children in areas outside this service area pending approval of Head Start programs in that area and the Office of Head Start.

Ages Served: Six weeks through five years of age and expectant mothers

Eligibility: While Head Start is designed to serve low-income children and families, the Head Start Performance Standards allow Tribal programs to serve up to 49% over-income children and families. MNEC ensures that children who are from low-income families and children with disabilities receive priority in enrollment as per federal regulations.

Funded Enrollment: 179 Head Start children (ages 3-5)
52 Early Head Start children (age six weeks to three years)
9 Pregnant Mothers (pre-natal and post-natal services for expectant mothers)

Hours of Operation: Children (as per performance standards): 7:45 am to 2:30 pm Monday through Friday






Mission
Center Director: Candy Mahkimetas
The Early Childhood Services-Day care mission is to help children develop positive self-images while growing physically, emotionally and intellectually in a positive direction. The purpose of Early Childhood Services-Day Care is to provide Day Care Services with preschool activities as well as a specialized program for Respite Care.


Info
Telephone: 715-799-5202
Fax: 715-799-3492
Located at:
N774 Weso Apartment Road
Keshena, WI 54135

Service Area: There is no designated service area where children and families must reside in order to receive services.

Ages Served: Six weeks through 12 years of age.

Eligibility: There are no specific eligibility requirements to receive services. However, in order to receive a subsidy there are certain requirements that must be met as determined by the funding source. The two subsidy programs available to Day Care clients are the Wisconsin Shares Program and Child Care Development Funds Grant.

Hours of Operation: Center hours of operation are 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. A child may be at the center for a maximum of 9 hours each day.




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