Anoka County Community Action Program, Inc. (ACCAP)

Head Start

Services and programming that prepare low-income preschool children (ages 3 - 5) and their family's transition to public school kindergarten and support child development, parenting skills and self-sufficiency

Description

Head Start helps young children living in low-income families prepare to succeed in life and school through local programs. Head Start programs promote children's development through services that support early learning, health, and family well-being.

The program helps with early learning, health, nutrition and social services while being responsive to ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.

Services may vary in each local community.

Services may include:

  • Center based classroom or Family Child Care experiences for children and their families
  • Coordination with public schools and Early Childhood Special Education (Part B 619, ECSE)
  • Socialization experiences
  • 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 Head Start services are delivered by public and private nonprofit and for-profit agencies.

Features

  • Organization Type
    • 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 Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

  • Children age 3 - 5 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.

Fee

Free to eligible families

Location

9574 Foley Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN, 55433

Area Served

Anoka County

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 763-783-4300

Websites

Other Locations

Other Services at this Location

  • Dental Clinic Office that provides professional care of teeth and gums
  • Early Head Start Services and programming for low-income infants and toddlers and their families that supports child development, parenting skills and self-sufficiency

Last Update

11/23/2021