Head Start                                                

The Mission Statement

Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group, Inc. (SOCAG) Head Start Program:

Our mission, as a quality early childhood development program, 
is to assist enrolled children 
to accomplish skills that will enable them to achieve school-readiness and live successful lives. 
Eligible children birth to five, their families, and staff receive opportunities including educational, 
health, nutritional, and social through unique programming planning and integrated collaborative 
efforts with community services that help to strengthen parent-engagement.



Services Provided 

The program focuses on early childhood education with age appropriate activities for children ages 3-5. 

Activities are geared to prepare children for transitioning to Kindergarten. 

Breakfast and lunch are served each day; 
afternoon snacks are served to children in full-day sessions. 

Transportation is available. 

There is no charge to the families for 
Head Start services. 

All classrooms have trained staff that meet Head Start Performance Standards and Oklahoma Licensing Standards. 

The Oklahoma Department of Education Standards are met where applicable 
to the service being provided. 

Staff receive ongoing training.

Locations

Bailey Head Start
201 S.Lee
Altus,OK 73521
Phone:580-482-7739
TDD# 800-927-9275
Center Director:

Michael Balderas
Lincoln Head Start
900 S. Carver Road
Altus,OK 73521
Phone:580-482-3080
TDD# 800-927-9275
Center Director:

Elva Campos
   
 Wilson Head Start
905 N. Willard
Altus,OK 73521
Phone:580-482-2720
TDD# 800-927-9275
Center Director:
Gloria Parker
 Hollis Head Start
902 E. Vivian
P.O. Box 129
Hollis,OK 73550
Phone:580-688-9177
TDD# 800-927-9275
Center Director:
Vacant
Mangum Head Start
571 E. Lincoln
P.O. Box 56
Mangum,OK 73554
Phone:580-782-3712
TDD# 800-927-9275
Center Director:
Melissa Tipton
 Elk City Head Start
1700-1702 8th St.
P.O. Box 381
Phone:580-225-4101
alt: 580-225-4103
TDD #:800-927-9275
Center Director:
Mary Garcia 



Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group, Inc. operates a total of 6 centers: 
Lincoln, Wilson, and Bailey in Altus, Hollis, Mangum, Granite, and Elk City. 
Head Start is a federal program. Comprehensive child development services 
are provided to income eligible children who are three or four years of age. 
Services are available for children with disabilities.

Contact Information

Phone: 580-482-5040 
TDD #: 1-800-927-9275
Fax: 580-482-5433 
Director: Sheila Clark, CCAP