Lakes and Pines Community Action Council, Inc.
Lakes and Pines Central Office
1700 Maple Ave E, Mora, MN, 55051-1222
Distance: 1036 Miles
Head Start is an extensive child development, health, and social service program for children and families with poverty-level incomes, in foster care, with special needs or experiencing homelessness.
The program helps with learning, health, nutrition and social services 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 help families, who cannot afford paid preschool or child care, give their child high quality early educational and social experiences.
Local Head Start services are delivered by public and private nonprofit and for-profit agencies.
Also provides home-based services, as well as center-based classrooms (open eight hours) in Chisago City, Cloquet and Mora. Combination classes (open three hours in multi-day classes) are offered in six different school districts: Hill City, Rush City, North Branch, Pine City, Isanti, Princeton.
A Child Care Partnerships program and Family Child Care homes operate in Barnum, Pine City, Milaca, Sturgeon Lake and Princeton.
Licenses and Certifications
- Community Action Partnership
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
Local programs determine eligibility. Their priority is to serve families with preschool children most at risk. Children from birth to age five who are from families with incomes below the poverty guidelines are eligible for Head Start services. Children experiencing homelessness, and families receiving public assistance such as TANF or 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 Head Start 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
- Early Head Start
- Emergency Housing Case Management
- Emergency Shelter
- Energy Assistance Program
- Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota (FAIM)
- Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP)
- 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-1800.3000Head Start Definition
A federally-funded child development program that provides educational experiences, medical and dental services, nutritional meals, counseling and opportunities for parental involvement to help prepare low-income children and children with disabilities age three to five to enter and succeed in school.
YK-6500.6300Parents of Preschool Aged Children Definition
Parents, one or more of whose children is age three to five.
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.