Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA)
Services and programs that prepare low-income families with preschool children (ages 3 - 5) for their transition to public school kindergarten and to support child development, parenting skills and self-sufficiency
Head Start helps families with young children prepare to succeed in life and school. 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
- Home-based services provided to individual families
- Socialization experiences
- 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 as their child's primary teacher.
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 Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
- Children age 3 - 5 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
421 7th St, Two Harbors, MN, 55616
- Primary Contact for this program: 218-834-8221
- Hermantown Head Start 4333 Hawk Circle Dr, Hermantown, MN, 55811
- Little Rails Preschool 8708 Vinland St, Duluth, MN, 55810
- K-Ready Preschool 30 South Dr, Babbitt, MN, 55706
- Preschool Home Base, Quad 1 & 2 201 Station 44 Rd, Eveleth, MN, 55734
- Parkview Learning Center 506 N 9th Ave, Virginia, MN, 55792
- Merritt Elementary Center 5529 Emerald Ave, Mountain Iron, MN, 55768
- Memorial High School 600 E Harvey St, Ely, MN, 55731
- Hibbing Head Start 2528 E Beltline, Hibbing, MN, 55746
- Vaughan-Steffensrud School 1000 1st Ave NE, Chisholm, MN, 55719