Rural Cap Head Start is an early childhood learning and development program. It is comprehensive child development program that serves children in the age groups of three to five and their families and prepares children for kindergarten. The program is a part of Rural Alaska Community Action Program Inc., one of the largest and most diversified community service organizations in Alaska. Founded in 1965, it is a statewide, community service agency, working to provide welfare service for low-income Alaskan individuals and families. The organization s services/programs include early start, Anchorage Homeless Outreach Project and Parents as Teachers program, to name a few.