Child Development & Family Services Programs
Head Start/State Preschool:
Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action, Inc. (IMACA) operates 6 center-based preschool facilities in 5 communities in both Inyo and Mono Counties. The Centers are located in Lone Pine, Bishop, Mammoth, Lee Vining and Coleville.
- State Preschool is a program funded through the California Department of Education. The purpose of the program is to ready four year-olds for kindergarten, by providing a 3 hour pre-kindergarten enrichment opportunity for income eligible families with four year-olds being the priority age group. Three year-old children are the second priority age group once all four year-olds are served. Children who attend our early childhood program participate in a variety of developmentally appropriate learning activities within stimulating environments that lay a foundation for social, emotional and cognitive competence for school success.
- Head Start provides an opportunity to partner with State Preschool at several of its locations to extend the school day from a 3.5 hour day to 6.5 hours. This extended school day works to better meet the needs of the families and children served, including healthy meals and snacks. Head Start focuses on comprehensive services to promote healthy patterns of growth and development. Head Start is family focused and is founded on the premise that parents are the child’s first and most important teacher. Children receive developmental, medical, dental, vision, hearing and nutrition screening with appropriate follow-up services.Services are provided to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. Head Start encourages community involvement in the Head Start program through donations, in-kind support and volunteering.
Services are provided to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. Head Start encourages community involvement in the Head Start program through donations, in-kind support and volunteering.
Head Start/State Preschool application instructions:
Please download the application packet and make sure each form is completely filled out. Then return the packet along with copies of birth certificates of all children under 18, pay-stubs for the last 30 days for each parent to:
IMACA Child Development & Family Services
180 Clarke Street
PO Box 845
Bishop, CA 93514
If a parent is unemployed or if you are a single parent, please call (760) 873-3001 for additional paperwork and instructions.
Click the appropriate link below to download an application for attendance to any one of our Preschool/Head Start centers.
Head Start Annual Reports: