Community Action Partnership of Scott, Carver and Dakota Counties

Head Start

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

Description

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.

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 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: Residents of Scott, Carver and Dakota counties for children who are least 3 years old, but not yet 5 years old on September 1

Application Instructions

Printable applications are available online.

Must provide proof of income.

Fee

No cost to participating families

Location

3203 68th St E, Inver Grove Heights, MN, 55076

Area Served

Dakota County

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 651-306-7526

Websites

Other Locations

Other Services at this Location

  • 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

Last Update

9/21/2022