Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
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.
Head Start is held at six sites and the bus runs up to 140 miles round trip. Classes are open 9 months a year.
- 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: Priority is given to families living within the designated service area of the Leech Lake Reservation.
Free to eligible families
Call for location
- Ball Club 51646 County Road 118, Deer River, MN, 56636
- Bena Head Start 15085 Old Housing Dr NE, Bena, MN, 56626
- Abinojii Oshki Bimadiziwin 16120 60th Ave NW, Cass Lake, MN, 56633
- Sugar Point Head Start Center 316 Main St E, Remer, MN, 56672
- Abinoojii Akii/Onigum Head Start 8831 Onigum Rd NW, Walker, MN, 56484
Other Services at this Location
- Child and Teen Checkups Well-child care and screenings for eligible newborns, children and young adults
- Clinic Medical office that provide non-emergency care
- Public Health Clinic Public health departments offer screenings, health education and wellness services
8:00am - 4:30pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
- Primary Contact for this program: 218-659-2851
- Main: 218-659-2764
- Community Center Contact: 218-659-2685