What's New at Families First? 

Provider Grants Available

Attention child care providers! Grant funds are available to help you in your child care business. Applications and guides will be on this website as of Sept. 1. The application deadline is Sept. 25. Note: Please read the instructions before filling out the application. For more information, please contact Dawn at dawne@familiesfirstmn.org or call 507.287.2020, ext. 1525.

National Night Out at The Place

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Place on Tuesday, Aug. 2, for National Night Out activities. We had more than 200 visitors enjoying food, games, face painting and water color painting.


Early Head Start Partnerships

Families First recently received a grant from the federal government extending our Early Head Start Child Care Partnership funding through June 30, 2017. The award allows us to serve 76 infants and toddlers in Freeborn, Olmsted, Rice and Winona counties.



IBM Grants

IBM provided our Head Start and School Readiness programs with a $1,000 Community Grant in June. The funds will be used to purchase educational supplies.


Become a tutor at Families First - Head Start

Minnesota Reading Corps is seeking literacy tutors for the 2016-17 school year.  More information can be found HERE.


                     Important changes for training registration!

On June 30, 2016, MNstreams.org went away and training information, registration, proof of training completion and more went to develop (formerly known as The Registry/MNCPD).