Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Head Start - Indigenous Families
Services and programming that prepare low-income preschool children (ages 3 - 5) and their family's transition to public school kindergarten and support child development, parenting skills and self-sufficiency
Head Start helps young children living in low-income families prepare to succeed in life and school through local programs. Head Start 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
- Coordination with public schools and Early Childhood Special Education (Part B 619, ECSE)
- Socialization experiences
- Leadership, advocacy, and training supports for families
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.
- 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 from homeless families, and families receiving public assistance such as TANF or SSI are also eligible
- 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: The Fond du Lac Head Start program is part of the American Indian Alaska Native Programs Branch of Head Start and gives preference to children of American Indian descent.
Free to eligible families
1720 Big Lake Rd, Cloquet, MN, 55720-9702
- Fond Du Lac Head Start 33 University Rd, Cloquet, MN, 55720
Other Services at this Location
- Apply for Waiver Programs Accepts applications for Medical Assistance/Medicaid waiver programs
- Children's Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) Flexible range of mental health and rehabilitation services for children and youth with emotional disturbance or co-occurring substance use disorders.
- Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Classes and support for parents of young children about ways to help their pre-school children learn
- Early Head Start - Indigenous Families Services and programming for low-income infants and toddlers and their families that supports child development, parenting skills and self-sufficiency
- Job Training Learn how to do the tasks for a type of job
- Local Bus Service Bus transportation within a city, county or region
- Tribal Government Administrative center for the governing body of a tribe or association of tribes
- Main - Administration: 218-879-4593
- Main - Cloquet Community Center: 218-878-7510
- Toll Free: 800-365-1613
Fond Du Lac Reservation