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Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Head Start

Tribal Justice Center

190 Sailstar Dr NE, Cass Lake, MN, 56633-3565

Distance: 1225 Miles

(218) 335-8345


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. More information about the program can be found on the website:

Additional Information

Anishinaabeg language and traditions are held to the highest degree with respect and value for other cultures.

Head Start is held at six sites:
* Ball Club in Deer River
* Bemidji
* Bena
* Cass Lake
* Inger in Deer River
* Onigum in Walker


  • Payment
    • Free / no cost to eligible clients 
  • Specialization
    • Native American Community 


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.

Priority is given to families living within the designated service area of the Leech Lake Reservation.

Application Instructions

Apply with the community program closest to where you live. A program locator is available on the website:


Free to eligible families.

Area Served

Primarily serves Leech Lake Reservation


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (218) 335-8200
Main - Courts (218) 335-3682
Toll Free (800) 442-3909

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