The Xaa-wan'-k'wvt (Howonquet) Early Learning Program (X.E.L.P.) has two programs that provide a culturally rich environment that fosters a positive image and helps our youngest children experience the pride and confidence needed to become inquisitive and enthusiastic learners. The Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation, received a Federal Head Start grant in 2007. Our full-day Tribal Head Start operates Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3 pm throughout the school year, serving children three to five years of age. Our full-day, full-year Early Learning Center operates Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm throughout the year, serving children two years, nine months to five years of age. The primary purpose of X.E.L.P. is to ensure our preschool-aged children are prepared for school and have the opportunity to learn the Tolowa language and culture. X.E.L.P. has a comprehensive program that serves the whole family and opens to our local community.
Working in Rhythm
Individually and Collectively
Strengthening Supportive Connections
Engaging in Diverse Learning Communities
Resulting in Trusting Relations
The goal of the program is to increase parent participation.
Previous Year's Achievements
Classrooms received all new furniture and materials
Received One-Time Grant funding for a new playground