Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
Early Head Start - American Indian Families
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.
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
- Native American Community
- 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.
No cost to participating families
5344 Lake Shore Dr, Nett Lake, MN, 55772
Bois Forte Reservation
- Primary Contact for this program: 218-757-3265
- Main - Housing Program: 218-757-3253
- Main - Transportation Dispatch: 218-757-0280
- Main - Tribal Government: 218-757-3261
- Toll Free: 800-221-8129
- Toll Free - Housing Program: 888-833-7337
- Toll Free - Transportation Dispatch: 888-757-1540
- Vermilion Center 1611 Farm Rd S, Tower, MN, 55790
Other Services at this Location
- Emergency Shelter Provides a temporary place to stay for people that do not have housing
- Energy Assistance Program Helps renters and homeowners pay their home heating bills and may also assist homeowners to fix or replace their broken furnace
- Family Home Visiting Expectant parents and parents or caregivers of young children can get in-home support with pregnancy topics, parenting skills and connections to community resources.
- Food Distribution Boxes or bags of food that are provided for free or at a very low cost, often on designated days or times
- Head Start - American Indian Families 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
- Local Bus Service - Big Woods Transit Bus transportation within a city, county or region
- Tribal Health and Human Services Health and human services administered by tribal governments.