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Lakes and Pines Community Action Council, Inc.

Head Start

Lakes and Pines Central Office

1700 Maple Ave E, Mora, MN, 55051-1222

Distance: 1036 Miles

(320) 679-1800


Service Details


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
* Therapies
* 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.

Additional Information

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 
  • Payment
    • Free / no cost to eligible clients 
  • Specialization
    • Family 


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.

Application Instructions

Apply with the community program closest to where you live. A Head Start program locator is available online.


Free to eligible families.

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine Counties


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (320) 679-1800
FAX (320) 679-4139
TDD (320) 679-1800
Toll Free (800) 832-6082

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