Home Minnesota Head Start Programs

Federally-funded head start programs help prepare young children from low-income families, ages birth to five years old, and their parents for the social and educational challenges that young children face as they develop. Each head start program focuses on providing comprehensive services designed to enhance a child's emotional, social, cultural, language, reading, mathematics, science, health and nutrition education.

This head start center locator page contains links to listings of programs offered in the 86 counties in the state of Minnesota. Each listings page contains the name, address and contact information for a specific county's available centers. From that page, use additional links to explore individual center facts, application instructions and directions.

Our head start center locator features the number of head start centers per county in parentheses ( ) to the right of the county names. To see a current list of your county's head start centers, click your county's name.

Minnesota Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties

Recently Updated Center in Minnesota Head Start Program Database:

Anoka County Community Action Program, Inc.
Coon Rapids MN 55433
Head Start is a multi-faceted child and family development program for income-eligible households in Anoka and Washington Counties in Minnesota. The program is designed to help pregnant women and children, aged birth to five, and their families achieve their full potential.
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency
Virginia MN 55792-2775
Arrowhead Head StartProvides a comprehensive early childhood program for low income families (federal income guidelines apply)Serves pregnant mothers, children birth to 5 years old, and their familiesProvides services to children who may have special needs or disabilitiesOffers limited opportunities for families who are over income
Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council (AIAN)
Nett Lake MN 55772-0016
The Early Child Hood/Head Start programs offer child care and pre-school services for children ages 0-5. The Higher Education programs offer scholarships based upon need as defined by a school financial aid officer. The maximum allowance is $5,000 per academic year for undergraduates and $6,250 per academic year for graduate students.
Child Care Resource and Referral, Inc.
Rochester MN 55904-5533
HEAD START is a FREE Preschool Program Focusing on Parent and Child Development, for those who qualify. Child Care Resource and Referral is now accepting applications for Head Start . (See below for more information in English and Espanol)
Community Action Partnership
St. Paul MN 55104
Head Start children between the ages of 3 to 5 attend center-based programming. Classes are offered in either half-day or full-day options at centers conveniently located throughout Ramsey County. Nine centers operate half-day classes, 4 days a week from September through late May. A full-day, full-year option is also available at 2 Head Start centers (Bigelow and Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps), or through partnership contracts with community childcare facilities.
Duluth Head Start
Duluth MN 55811-4803
Duluth Head Start is a comprehensive program for families with children birth-5 who meet federal poverty guidelines.
Fond du Lac Head Start (AIAN)
Cloquet MN 55720
Head Start is a Federal program for preschool children from low-income families. 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. Head Start offers children and families a variety of components to help meet both the family and child's needs. Families are encouraged to be involved in a variety of ways throughout the Head Start program.
Heartland Community Action Agency
Willmar MN MN
Who does Head Start serve? Children who are three or four years old and their families if:A. They live in Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, or Renville County. B. They meet income guidelines set by the federal government.C. They have a special need.What is Head Start? A preschool program for children and their families. The parents are involved with decision making policies, and are also encouraged to help in the classroom. Where are Head Start programs located?Heartland offers center based and home based programs with the four-county area of Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, and Renville.
Inter-County Community Council
Oklee MN 56742-0189
Head Start is a free preschool program for children ages Birth to Five ICCC HEADSTART WILL: Encourage and Support Families To Build Toward A positive Future For Their Child, Family and Community Inter County Community Council Head Start works with qualifying families with preschool children by providing quality individualized education and family services. Together we build partnerships that promote and encourage lifelong learning. ICCC Head Start serves children and families in Clearwater, East Polk, Pennington and Red Lake Counties
KOOTASCA Community Action, Inc.
Grand Rapids MN 55744-2746
Head Start is a child and family development program for income-eligible households in Itasca and Koochiching Counties. The program is designed to help young children, aged birth to five, and their families achieve their full potential. The Head Start program literally gives children a head start on their journey of lifelong learning. The program also gives families the chance to work on goal setting to help them move out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.