Working in Rhythm
Individually and Collectively
Strengthening Supportive Connections
Engaging in Diverse Learning Communities
Resulting in Trusting Relations
Goal: Increase Parent Participation
Overview: The Xaa-wan’-k’wvt (Howonquet) Early Learning Program (H.E.L.P.) has two components, Part-day Tribal Head Start and Full-day Early Learning Center. The Smith River Rancheria, now the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation, received the Federal Head Start grant in 2007. The primary purpose of H.E.L.P. is to ensure our preschool aged Tribal children are learning the Tolowa language and culture while preparing them for school. H.E.L.P. has a comprehensive program that serves the whole family.