Directory of Offices

Authorized through the Head Start Act of 1964,

the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, Head Start Bureau,

funds local public agencies, private non-profit organizations, and school systems

for the purpose of operating Head Start pre-school programs at the community level.

Grantees also include Tribal Programs for Native American children

and Community Council of Idaho.
For more information, please contact our office at (208) 345-1182.


Administrative Office

Stan Burton, Executive Director
2417 Bank Drive, Suite 111
Boise, Idaho 83705
(208) 345-1182
Fax: (208) 345-1163

Bear River Head Start

Grantee—Utah Bear River Head Start
Serving—118 children in
Bannok, Bear River, Caribou, Franklin, and Oneida counties.

Daleen Torbenson, Director
95 W. 100 S., #240, Logan, UT 84321
(435) 787-8885 Ext 327

Jane DeSpain,
Idaho Coordinator

(435) 787-8885 ext. 331
Fax: (435) 752-2137

Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership

Grantee—Eastern Idaho Special Services
Serving—248 children in Bingham, Bonneville, Lemhi, Madison, and Teton counties.

Leta Chadwick, Acting Director
P.O. Box 51098
Idaho Falls, ID 83405
(208) 522-5370 ext. 1045
Fax: (208) 524-1453

Friends of Children and Families, Inc. (Boise)

Grantee—Friends of Children and Families, Inc.
Serving—468 children in Ada and Elmore Counties.

Liz Dilley, Director
4709 West Camas
Boise, ID 83705
(208) 344-9187
Fax: (208) 344-9592

Community Council of Idaho
Grantee—Community Council of Idaho
Serving—754 children in Bonneville, Boundary, Canyon, Owyhee, Gem, Payette, Washington, Gooding, Twin Falls, Jerome, Elmore, Madison, Power, Jefferson, Bonneville, Minidoka, Bingham, Teton, and Freemont counties.

Estela Lopez, Director
317 Happy Day Blvd.,
Suite 275
Caldwell, ID 83605
(208) 454-1652
Cell: (208) 989-2716

Fax: (208) 459-0416

Early Childhood Program

Grantee—Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program
Serving-- 270 children in Clear water, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, and Nez Perce counties.

Dorlan Hergesheimer, Director
1816 18th Avenue
Lewiston, ID 83501
(208) 743-6573

Fax: (208) 750-1489


Mountain States
Early Head Start

Grantee—Mountain States Group
Serving-- 205 children in Bonner and Kootenai Counties.

Chris Gee, Director
411 North 15th St., #200

Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
(208) 765-6955
Fax: (208) 664-4683

North Idaho College Head Start

Grantee—North Idaho College
Serving—294 children in Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, and Shoshone counties.

Doug Fagerness, Director
411 North 15th St., #103

Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
(208) 666-6755 ext. 103
Fax: (208) 666-6757

Pocatello/Chubbuck Head Start

Grantee—School District #25
Serving—186 children in Bannock county.

Sherry Young, Director
Lincoln Early Childhood Center
330 Oakwood Drive
Pocatello, ID 83204
(208) 233-6606
Fax: (208) 232-4906

 South Central Head Start

Grantee—College of Southern Idaho
Serving—573 children in Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Power, and Twin Falls counties.

Mary Marshall, Director
998 North Washington
P.O. Box 1238
Twin Falls, ID 83301-1238
(208) 736-0741
Fax: (208) 734-3832

Western Idaho Community Action Partnership


Grantee—Western Idaho

Community Action Program
Serving—510 children in Adams, Boise, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley, and Washington counties.


Mary Gauthier, Director
315 South Main
Payette, ID 83661
(208) 642-9086
Fax: (208) 642-9201


American Indian Tribal Head Start

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Head Start

Grantee—Shoshone Bannock Tribal Council
Serving—75 children in Bannock, Bingham, and Power counties.

Elizabeth Shaw, Director
P.O. Box 306
(corner of 3rd and B) (W. Simplot Rd. Bldg. #45) 
Fort Hall, ID 83203
(208) 239-4500
Fax: (208) 239-4535

Nez Perce Tribes
Head Start

Grantee—Nez Perce Tribal Council
Serving—137 children within the Nez Perce Reservation.

Wendy Thomas, Director
P.O. Box 365
Lapwai, ID 83540
(208) 843-7330
Fax: (208) 843-7383

Coeur d'Alene Tribe Early Childhood Learning Center

Grantee—Coeur d'Alene Tribal Council
Serving—90 children in Benewah and Kootenai counties.

Dianne Allen, Director
P.O. Box 408
Plummer, ID 83851
(208) 686-6507

Fax: (208) 686-5301