Ensuring Positive Beginnings for All Young Children and their Families

Head Start

Head Start is a high-quality preschool program that focuses on parent and child development at no-cost for those who qualify.

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Early Head Start

Early Head Start is a high-quality early childhood education program for infants and toddlers that focuses on parent and child development at no-cost for those who qualify.

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School Readiness

The School Readiness program allows children 3 years old to kindergarten enrollment to participate in early childhood programs and services.

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Crisis Nursery

Crisis Nursery is a child abuse prevention and family support program that provides temporary, short-term care for children in Olmsted County while families address a crisis.

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Child Care Aware

Child Care Aware (CCA) helps families find child care and supports the professional growth of child care programs.

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Early Learning Scholarships

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

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Child Care Wayfinder

Funded through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Child Care Aware (CCA) helps families find child care and supports the professional growth of child care programs.

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Family, Friend & Neighbor Childcare

Family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) providers include grandparents, aunts and uncles, elders, older siblings, friends, neighbors, and others who help families by providing childcare.

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What’s New

  • Published On: December 2nd, 2022
  • Published On: November 17th, 2022
  • Published On: November 15th, 2022
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Ensuring Positive Beginnings for All Young Children and their Families

Head Start

Head Start is a FREE Preschool Program Focusing on Parent and Child Development, for those who qualify.

Learn More

Early Head Start

Early Head Start is a FREE, full-day, full-year, family centered early care and education program for pregnant women, infants and toddlers ages 0-3 years and their families.

Learn More

School Readiness

The School Readiness program allows children 3 years old to kindergarten enrollment to participate in early childhood programs and services.

Learn More

Crisis Nursery

Crisis Nursery is a child abuse prevention and family support program that provides temporary, short-term care for children in Olmsted County while families address a crisis situation.

Learn More

Child Care Aware

Child Care Aware (CCA) helps families find child care and supports the professional growth of child care programs.

Learn More

Early Learning Scholarships

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

Learn More

Child Care Wayfinder

Funded through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Child Care Aware (CCA) helps families find child care and supports the professional growth of child care programs.

Learn More

Family, Friend & Neighbor Childcare

Family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) providers include grandparents, aunts and uncles, elders, older siblings, friends, neighbors, and others who help families by providing childcare.

Learn More

What’s New

  • Published On: December 2nd, 2022
  • Published On: November 17th, 2022
  • Published On: November 15th, 2022
View All News

Consider Contributing
to Families First

Thanks for thinking of the parents, children and community members we serve.

Make a Donation