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68 KOOTASCA Head Start Serving Families in Itasca & Koochiching Counties
Our goal is to work in partnership with families in achieving their hopes and dreams for a bright promising future, and . . . KOOTASCA event
  • That all families want the best for their children
  • That parents are the primary protectors, nurtures and educators of their children
  • That all children have the right to a quality education
  • That all people should have the resources they need to thrive
  • That Head Start must support parents as well as children
What is Head Start?

Head Start is a child and family development program for income-eligible households in Itasca and Koochiching Counties. The program is designed to help young children, aged birth to five, and their families achieve their full potential. The Head Start program literally gives children a head start on their journey of lifelong learning. The program also gives families the chance to work on goal setting to help them move out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.

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In respect of the varying and changing needs of families Head Start offers the following Program Options:

Head Start Preschool
Serves 217 children in Itasca and Koochiching Counties. Head Start Preschool programs focus on the three to five year old child’s development. Our program provides developmentally appropriate learning experiences and activities that nurture growth and positive physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development to prepare your child for entry into kindergarten. The Head Start program year runs from September – May.

Headstart children attend the local POW WOW Preschool options
  • Center Base option is a four days a week program 6 hours per day
  • Combination option runs three days a week 6 hours per day with one home visit per month
  • Head Start Preschool FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) click here
  • Centers are located in Grand Rapids, Deer River, Taconite, Marble, Keewatin, Northome and International Falls

    Head Start Service Areas:
    Family Services - Family Support, Family Support Staff, and Family Services FAQ's.
    Family Involvement - What is Family Involvement and how can I be involved?
    Health and Safety Services

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