Community Action Partnership of Scott, Carver and Dakota Counties
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: Residents of Scott, Carver and Dakota counties for children who are least 3 years old, but not yet 5 years old on September 1
Printable applications are available online.
Must provide proof of income.
No cost to participating families
60 Marie Ave E, West St. Paul, MN, 55118
- Primary Contact for this program: 651-322-3515
- Inver Grove Heights Head Start 3203 68th St E, Inver Grove Heights, MN, 55076
- Eagan Head Start 3370 Coachman Rd, Eagan, MN, 55121
- Dakota County Office 2496 145th St W, Rosemount, MN, 55068
- Redwood Community Center 311 150th St W, Apple Valley, MN, 55124
- The Hamilton 4735 W 123rd St, Savage, MN, 55378
- Farmington School District 510 Walnut St, Farmington, MN, 55024
- Pearson Learning Center 917 Dakota St S, Shakopee, MN, 55379
- East Creek Family Center 303 E 6th St, Chaska, MN, 55318
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