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:
Applications accepted for new students beginning May 20, 2019
Please click the application below to apply for the Head Start/State Preschool program.
We will call you once your application has been received to set up an eligibility appointment. Please have ready copies of birth certificates for all children under 18 in your family and pay stubs for the last 30 days for each parent.
If a parent is unemployed or if you are a single parent, you can let us know during the phone call to set up your appointment.
If you have questions, please call us at: 760-873-3001 or come by:
Head Start/State Preschool Program Bishop
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
180 E. Clarke Street, Bishop, CA 93514
Head Start/State Preschool Program Mammoth Lakes
Wednesday’s beginning May 29, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
IMACA CCC office in Mammoth Lakes:
625 Old Mammoth Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Head Start/State Preschool Program Lone Pine
June 11, July 9, and July 30 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Lone Pine Preschool 283 E. Locust Street, Lone Pine, CA 93545
Head Start/State Preschool Program Lee Vining
July 23 and August 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
296 Mattly Avenue, Lee Vining, CA 93541
Head Start/State Preschool Program Coleville
June 4, July 16, and August 6 at the Coleville Preschool
111527 Hwy 395, Coleville, CA 96107
Head Start Annual Reports
Our Lead Teaching Team
Lone Pine: Amanda Tatum
Bishop (Clarke Street): Robin Murray
Bishop (Little Promises): Sharon Diener
Mammoth Lakes: Virginia Figueroa
Lee Vining: Danielle Dublino
Coleville: Karen Donahue