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Early Learning Scholarships

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is pleased to announce that the Early Learning Scholarships Program is now available for all Minnesota families!

Early Learning Scholarships Pathway I

High-quality early learning ensures our children enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school and life. Eligibility is based on family income.

Pathway I scholarships are awarded directly to families who meet eligibility requirements. Families must have a child between the ages of three and four as of September 1 of the current school year, and must meet other eligibility requirements outlined in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.165.

Pathway I scholarships funds are paid to the early childhood program that the family chooses. The program must be at a 3 or 4 star in the Parent Aware Quality Rating and Improvement System and may include Head Start, school district prekindergarten and preschool programs, and child care programs. Pathway I scholarships "follow the child" and are awarded to the family for up to 12 months.

In order to be eligible to receive a Pathway I Early Learning Scholarship, a child must live in one of the following counties:

Region 9 - Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan

Gege Abraham  
Region 9 Early Learning Scholarship Administrator 
Families First of Minnesota
101 N 2nd Street - Suite 105
Mankato, MN 56001
855-588-2056 
gegea@familiesfirstmn.org

 Region 10 - Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha and Winona

 Region 3 - Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St Louis

Sara Stebbins
Region 10 Early Learning Scholarship Administrator
Families First of Minnesota
126 Woodlake Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
888-450-2773
sarast@familiesfirstmn.org

Julie Maxwell
Region 10 Early Learning Scholarship Administrator
Families First of Minnesota
126 Woodlake Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
888-450-2773
juliem@familiesfirstmn.org

For families living in other counties in Minnesota, call 1-888-291-9811.

 

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