Now enrolling in Olmsted, Rice, Freeborn, and Winona counties.

How to Apply

Early Head Start is a no cost full year learning program that provides services to low-income pregnant mothers and families who have infants and toddlers.

Following the general Head Start model, Early Head Start programs support parents, in their role’s as primary caregivers and teachers of their children. Programs assist families in meeting their own personal goals and achieving self-sufficiency across a wide variety of domains, such as housing stability, continued education, and financial security.

Several options are available to families. Please see what options may be available to your family.

 County Home Visiting ProgramClassroom ProgramChild Care Program
 Two Times per Month

Family Engagement Hour at school and weekly home visits

Monday– Thursday

4 days per week –

8:00 to 3:30

(Must Apply for Child Care Assistance)
FreebornxNot availableNot available
RiceApply with Three RiversApply with Three Riversx
WinonaApply With SEMCACNot availablex

For more information or to request an application call:

1-800-462-1660 OR 1-507-287-2009
Applications accepted all year long.

Fill out the application online or print out on your own computer, complete by hand and drop off or mail to:
Llene su solicitud, entreguela o envíela por correo a:
Families First of Minnesota
126 Woodlake DR SE
Rochester, MN 55904