Ensuring Positive Beginnings for All Young Children and their Families

Our offices will be closed from 2:30pm on Wednesday, July 3 through Friday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen at our regular hours of 8-4:30pm on Monday, July 8.

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

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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. We serve Olmsted and Freeborn Counties only.

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

Empower to Educate actively promotes equity, inclusion, and cultural responsiveness according to the Child Care Aware of Minnesota mission statement.

Child Care Wayfinder

Child Care Wayfinder is a one-stop navigation network for starting and growing child care programs.

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Instructor-Led Online Training

Our online instructor-led courses are designed to provide quality, accessible, educational and Develop approved opportunities for people who care for children.

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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.

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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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.

Ensuring Positive Beginnings for All Young Children and their Families

Our offices will be closed from 2:30pm on Wednesday, July 3 through Friday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen at our regular hours of 8-4:30pm on Monday, July 8.

Head Start Logo

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

Head Start Logo

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. We serve Olmsted and Freeborn Counties only.

Families First of MN Logo

School Readiness

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

ChildCare Aware Logo

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

Empower to Educate actively promotes equity, inclusion, and cultural responsiveness according to the Child Care Aware of Minnesota mission statement.

Child Care Wayfinder

Child Care Wayfinder is a one-stop navigation network for starting and growing child care programs.

ChildCare Aware Logo

Instructor-Led Online Training

Our online instructor-led courses are designed to provide quality, accessible, educational and Develop approved opportunities for people who care for children.

Families First of MN Logo

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.

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

Families First of MN Logo

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

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to Families First

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