Apply for Early Head Start or Head Start
We take applications year round. After you apply online, you will be contacted within 2-3 business days to make an appointment to meet with a staff person to complete the application process, collect income documentation, and confirm details of the application.
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For More Information, Contact:
PO Box 36
Cosmos, MN 56228
For more information on Head Start locations and eligibility open the fact sheet:
Head Start is a complete child and family development program.
Families are provided with activities and experiences that are developmentally appropriate and individualized for their child. The programs are designed to provide an array of services that fit the strengths and needs of each family.
Click to learn more about these specific programs:Head Start Early Head Start School Readiness
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Who These Program Serve
Head Start serves pregnant mothers, infants, toddlers and their families, children who are three and four years old and their families who meet income guidelines set by the Federal government. Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Redwood and Renville.
Our Programs Include Children with Disabilities
Head Start serves children with disabilities. Staff work with children on their goals that are set in their individual family education plan or individual education plan. Adaptions are made to meet the child’s needs.
There are no costs associated with the Head Start programs. These programs are free to eligible participants. Funding is provided by the Minnesota Department of Education and United Stated Department of Health and Human Office of Head Start.
Eligibility requirements include proof of income. Twelve months of income is needed to process your child’s application. Examples of income are income tax returns, W-2’s, pay stubs, Supplemental Security Income documentation or Minnesota Family Investment Program documentation.