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:

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.
Head Start is a state and federally funded program for young children ages 3 & 4. The program offers comprehensive services to enrolled children and families, giving priority to limited income families and children with special needs. Head Start programs offer a nurturing environment that supports the healthy growth and development of each child in the context of family, culture and community.
Lakes And Pines C.A.C., Inc.
Mora MN 55051-1227
Head Start is a family and child development program for preschool age children. All Head Start services are at no cost. We believe parents know their children best and are their child’s first and most important teacher. We work to guide you through your child’s health and development and assist your family with setting and achieving goals.
Mahube Community Council Head Start
Detroit Lakes MN 56502-0747
Head Start offers comprehensive services to pregnant moms and families with children age birth to 5 years. Head Start programs are offered FREE of charge and any family may apply, but priority is given to those with limited income and children with special needs, including children with severe disabilities.
Northwest Community Action, Inc.
Badger MN 56714-4004
Northwest Community Action's Head Start program has been serving families in northwestern Minnesota since 1965. Currently, our Head Start program serves over two hundred children each year in Roseau, Lake of the Woods, Kittson, and Marshall counties. Center sites for children are located in Baudette, Warroad, Wannaska, Badger, Greenbush-Middle River, Grygla, Newfolden, Karlstad, Hallock, Lancaster and Roseau. We also now serve 73 families with Early Head Start. Eleven thousand families are served by Head Start programs throughout the state of Minnesota each year, and over one million children are served nationally.
Parents In Community Action, Inc.
Minneapolis MN 55411
Head Start is a program designed to give low-income preschool children a developmental edge when entering kindergarten. Although the basic elements of Head Start are regulated through federal Head Start Program Performance Standards, grantees and parents can design their individual programs to best meet the needs of the families in the local communities.
Scott-Carver-Dakota CAP Agency, Inc.
Shakopee MN 55379-1840
This is a family orientated child development program designed to provide education, social services, health, and nutrition services to income eligible families. Services provided to children age 3-5 years old are available to families in Scott, Carver and Dakota Counties. Head Start provides a quality preschool program 4 days a week, 9 months a year which includes activities to promote learning in the areas of literacy, mathematics, science, creative arts, physical health, and social emotional behavior. Through this curriculum children will gain the necessary skills to be prepared for Kindergarten. Head Start also offers comprehensive assistance to parents working towards self sufficiency.
Semcac Head Start Program
Rushford MN 55971-8812
Semcac Head Start is a high quality preschool program serving six counties in Southeast Minnesota: Dodge, Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Steele and Winona. Our staff is family-focused—parents and teachers work together to plan activities that support each child’s growth and well-being. Services are offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. Eligible families have children between the ages of 3 and 5 years of age. Our focus is to serve families with limited income based on federal guidelines. All interested families are encouraged to apply. Staff will work with each family to determine eligibility.
Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc.
Worthington MN 56187-2475
Head Start is a child development program for three- and four- year olds, including children with special needs. Head Start also offers services to the family. Parents may take part in special trainings and events that help them learn and grow. Parents and teachers work together to plan appropriate activities so children learn to accept themselves and others and explore their world
Three Rivers Community Action, Inc.
Zumbrota MN 55992-1091
Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program focusing on child development that serves children 3 & 4 years of age and their families. Head Start establishes relationships that promote growth and development in young children and encourages the self-sufficiency of families. The program is family centered and designed to foster parent's role as the principle influence on their child's development and to assist families in developing and achieving self-reliance. Head Start's approach to service includes: Health, Nutrition, Education, Parent Involvement, Social Services, Mental Health and Disabilities.