Head Start

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

Head Start is committed to providing quality comprehensive services for the child and his/her total family. Activities are geared toward advancing the development of children enrolled and involving parents in the program. The program is designed to foster the parent’s role as the principle influence on their child’s development. Head Start also assists families in developing and achieving self-reliance. Head Start’s approach to service includes: Health, Nutrition, Education, Parent Involvement, Social Services, Mental Health and Disabilities.

Who Qualifies for Head Start?

  • Pregnant women, infants, toddlers and children up to age five.

  • Eligibility is based on income guidelines.

  • Other eligibility criteria is considered.

  • Head Start children and families must reside in either Olmsted or Freeborn counties.

  • Services available to children with special needs.

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