Head Start

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

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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.

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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 situation.

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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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