Early Childhood Education

Nooksack House of Children Head Start

Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program for children ages 3 to 5 from income eligible families. The Nooksack House of Children Head Start provides children and families with information and access to child health and development, nutrition, behavioral health, family goal setting and resources.

To support health & wellness and school readiness children receive developmental, behavioral, motor, language, social, cognitive, and social-emotional screenings. The House of Children works directly with Tribal health partners to ensure children receive dental and vision screenings, behavioral health services, and parents and families have access to health education and resources.


It is the mission of the Head Start Program to provide services and support to children, families and their community. Through partnerships with other community resources we will respectfully identify the needs of children, families and community members while striving to strengthen, educate and empower each by providing opportunities to participate in culturally enriched Early Childhood programs.

Head Start Annual Report

The Nooksack Head Start Program publishes an Annual Program Report. To obtain a copy or discuss the report please contact Alicia Allard, Early Childhood Education Director at P.O. Box 157 Deming, WA 98244, or via email at aallard@nooksack-nsn.gov.

We are Now Enrolling for Fall 2021-22 Program Year

We are working closely with health authorities and reviewing parent feedback to determine our fall program model. As the guidance and COVID-19 status may change, we are exploring the logistics of returning to classroom services, continuing virtual/distance learning, or some combination of both. Apply online here:

Locations: Deming & Everson. To apply, please complete the Initial Application Form.

Early Childhood Education Staff

  • Alicia Allard

    Early Childhood Education Department Director

    Phone: 360-966-4115

    Email: aallard@nooksack-nsn.gov


  • Carmen Cooper

    Head Start Program Manager

    Phone: (360) 966 2043 x3502

    Email: carmen.cooper@nooksack-nsn.gov

  • Rikki Auguston

    Head Start Family & Health Services Coordinator

    Phone: 360-592-0141   

    Email: rikki.auguston@nooksack-nsn.gov 

  • Amy Brandland

    Certified Lead Teacher: Everson Head Start / Disabilities Coordinator

    Phone: (360) 966 2043 x2501

    Email: abrandland@nooksack-nsn.gov

  • Debi Bentley

    Certified Lead Teacher: Deming Head Start

    Phone: (360) 966 2043 x3505

    Email: dbentley@nooksack-nsn.gov