The objectives of Health and Safety with the Head Start Program are to:
- Provide a broad range of resources for medical, dental, mental health, and nutrition services.
- Provide health and safety education for parents, children, and staff.
- Promote preventative health services and early intervention.
- Link families to an ongoing system of health care.
- Medical/Dental: Physical examinations and Dental examinations are required for all enrolled students.
- Head Start provides hearing, height, weight, social, emotional and developmental screenings including any needed follow-up and referrals.
- Minnesota Law requires that immunizations are up-to-date for children in a program such as Head Start.
- KOOTASCA Head Start utilizes the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication and Compliance, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.D. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
- Each day children are served nutritious meals that follow the USDA guild lines.
- Children brush their teeth daily at Head Start. Staff promote healthy eating as a part of each classroom day.