Lakes and Pines Community Action Council, Inc.
Early Head Start
Lakes and Pines Central Office
1700 Maple Ave E, Mora, MN, 55051-1222
Distance: 1036 Miles
Early Head Start is a child development, health, and social service program for infants, toddlers and families with poverty-level incomes, in foster care, with special needs or experiencing homelessness.
The program helps with physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development while being responsive to ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.
Services may include:
* Classes for children and their families
* Home-visiting programs
The goal is to promote child development and support mothers and fathers in their role as primary caregivers and teachers of their children.
Local Early Head Start services are delivered by public and private nonprofit and for-profit agencies.
Home-Based Program: For pregnant moms and families with children birth to three years old in the counties of Isanti, Chisago, Pine, and Aitkin. Families receive weekly home visits and regular socializations.
* Weekly 1 1/2 hour visits in your home jointly planned by parents and a trained Home Visitor
* Lesson plans specifically designed for you child to get him/her ready for Kindergarten
* Opportunities to interact with other parents and children in a classroom setting
* Parent meetings for sharing and planning
* Special parent-planned events
Licenses and Certifications
- Community Action Partnership
Local programs determine eligibility. Their priority is to serve families with infants and toddlers most at risk. Children from birth to age three with incomes below the poverty guidelines are eligible. Children experiencing homelessness and families receiving public assistance such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are also eligible. Foster children are eligible regardless of their foster family's income.
Apply with the community program closest to where you live. A program locator is available online.
Free to eligible families.
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine Counties
|Toll Free||(800) 832-6082|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
- Emergency Housing Case Management
- Emergency Shelter
- Energy Assistance Program
- Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota (FAIM)
- Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP)
- Head Start
- Home Repair Financial Assistance
- Personal Financial Counseling
- Small Cities Development Program
- Social Security Advocacy Program
- SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR)
- Transitional Housing
- Weatherization Assistance Program
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HD-1800.1800Early Head Start Definition
A federally-funded child development and family support program that provides early education, health, mental health, nutrition and social services for low-income pregnant women and families with children from birth to age three. Services provided directly or through referral may include prenatal education and parenting classes for pregnant women; child development information; parent/child activities; a home visiting program for families with newborns; early education services in a variety of settings; comprehensive health and mental health services including smoking cessation and substance abuse treatment; coordination with organizations providing early intervention for infants and toddlers with disabilities; assistance in obtaining income support, housing or emergency cash; and transportation to program services.
YK-6500.6260Parents of Infants/Toddlers Definition
Parents, one or more of whose children is younger than age three.
YK-8000.2000Foster Children Definition
Children and youth who have alternative living arrangements in agency-supervised private family homes due to their own social, physical or emotional problems or those of another family member.
YL-3300.4500Low Income Definition
Individuals or families whose annual income is between 150 and 200% of poverty level for their family size.
YV-3000.3000Homeless Families Definition
Families, usually consisting of two parents and their children but also including single parent families, extended families and nontraditional family groups, who have no fixed, regular and adequate residence, who are residing temporarily with relatives or friends or who live on the street, in emergency or transitional shelters, in a hotel or motel paid for with a shelter voucher, in seriously substandard housing or in an abandoned building, place of business, car or other vehicle, or other public or private place that is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for people.