Anoka County Community Action Program, Inc. (ACCAP)

Early Head Start

Services and programming for low-income infants and toddlers and their families that supports child development, parenting skills and self-sufficiency

Description

Early Head Start helps infants, toddler and pregnant women living in low-income families prepare for success through local programs. Early Head Start programs promote children's development through services that support early learning, health, and family well-being.

The program helps with physical, cognitive, social and emotional development while being responsive to ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds. Services may vary in each local community.

Services may include:

  • Socialization experiences for children and their families
  • Coordination with public schools and Early Childhood Special Education (Part C, ECSE)
  • Home-visiting programs
  • Center-based or family child care options in some local communities
  • Leadership, advocacy, and training supports for families

The goal is to deliver services to children and families in core areas of early learning, health, and family well-being while engaging parents as partners every step of the way.

Local Early Head Start services are delivered by public and private nonprofit and for-profit agencies.

Additional Information

Offers a home based program for pregnant women and children from birth - age three

Includes weekly in-home visits with individualized activities for parent and child and two center based visits to socialize with other families.

Features

  • Licenses and Certifications
    • Community Action Partnership
  • Payment
    • Free / no cost to eligible clients
  • Specialization
    • People with low income

Eligibility

The Health and Human Services (HHS) Poverty Guidelines are used to determine income eligibility for participation in Early Head Start programs.

  • Pregnant women and children birth - age 3 who are from families with incomes below the poverty guidelines
  • Children from homeless families, and families receiving public assistance such as TANF or SSI are also eligible
  • Foster children are eligible regardless of their foster family's income

Local programs may determine additional selection criteria to be responsive to community needs.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Anoka and Washington counties

Fee

Free to eligible families

Location

5903 Neal Ave N, Oak Park Heights, MN, 55082

Other Locations

Websites

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 651-209-0093

Area Served

Washington County

Last Update

10/7/2021