Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Tribal Justice Center
190 Sailstar Dr NE, Cass Lake, MN, 56633-3565
Distance: 1225 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. More information about the program can be found on the website: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov
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
* Cass Lake
* Inger in Deer River
* Onigum in Walker
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
- 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.
Apply with the community program closest to where you live. A program locator is available on the website: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov
Free to eligible families.
Primarily serves Leech Lake Reservation
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This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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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.
YH-6000.6000Native American Community Definition
Individuals whose ethnic background and ancestry are that of the tribal, aboriginal peoples who originated in what is now the United States. Included are Native Americans who are living on or off reservations in rural and urban areas.
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.
YW-8500Tribal Reservation Residents Definition
Individuals and families of Native American descent who have needs and interests in common based on living in areas recognized by the federal or a state government as being set aside for the use of Native Americans and governed by Native Americans.