Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA)
Early Head Start
Home visiting or center-based services and programs for low-income families with infants and toddlers that support child development, parenting skills and self-sufficiency
Early Head Start helps families with infants, toddler and pregnant women prepare for success. 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 vary in each local community and may include:
- Evidence-based home visiting
- Center-based or Family Child Care options in some local communities
- Socialization experiences for children and their families
- Leadership, advocacy, and training supports for families
- Coordination with public schools and Early Childhood Special Education
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 supported by local, state, and federal funding.
- Community Action Partnership
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
- People with low income
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 in families who are experiencing homelessness
- Families receiving public assistance such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- 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: Serves families in Cook, Lake and St. Louis Counties, excluding Duluth.
No cost to participating families
2124 10th St, Norden Ind. Park, Two Harbors, MN, 55616
- Primary Contact for this program: 218-623-3034
- Main: 218-834-2280
- Energy Assistance Program: 844-568-0149
- Toll Free: 800-223-1850
- Two Harbors RSVP: 218-834-2280
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday; Food Shelf: 10:00am - 4:00pm, Tuesday
- Hermantown Early Head Start Base 4991 Miller Trunk Hwy, Hermantown, MN, 55811
- Mesabi East School 601 N 1st St W, Aurora, MN, 55705
- Nelle Shean Elementary 1 Summit St S, Gilbert, MN, 55741
- Hibbing Head Start 2528 E Beltline, Hibbing, MN, 55746
- Chisholm Elementary School 300 3rd Ave SW, Chisholm, MN, 55719
Other Services at this Location
- Emergency Shelter Provides a temporary place to stay for people that do not have housing
- Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP) Short-term help for low-income families, youth, and single adults who are homeless or are about to become homeless.
- Food Shelf Food support is available to people in need
- Job Training Learn how to do the tasks for a type of job