Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
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
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.
- 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 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.
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
- 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
- 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
- Local Bus Service - Big Woods Transit Bus transportation within a city, county or region
- Tribal Government Administrative center for the governing body of a tribe or association of tribes