All parents want the best for their children, and all children deserve to start school ready to learn. Families First of Minnesota offers preschool age children and their families opportunities to participate in early childhood programs and services enabling them to enter school with the skills, support, and behavior needed for them to progress and flourish.
Head Start is a free child and family development program that focuses on quality comprehensive services for pregnant women, children from birth to 5 years old, and their families. The Head Start approach to service includes: education, nutrition, parent engagement, social services, health, and mental health. Head Start prepares children and their families for life-long learning.
The School Readiness program is a continuum of services for children, 3 years old to kindergarten enrollment, and their families. Children receive a scholarship to attend an early childhood program that enables them to enter school with the skills and behavior needed for them to progress and flourish. Parent involvement and family events are also important parts of the program.