This program reaches families expecting a baby and/or children Birth-3 years of age. Services are offered year round with a home-based educator visiting to your home for 1.5 hours a week.

There is also a socialization event organized at the Head Start center location closest to the family, every 2 weeks.

The home-based services are offered in the counties of Fillmore, Houston, Mower and Winona.

  • The home educator supports the parent in his/her role as their child’s teacher.
  • The parent/guardian, with assistance from the educator, develop activities to meet the individual needs of their child(ren).
  • The home visitor helps parents to understand how daily routines, activities, items in the home and resources in the community can be used as learning activities for the whole family.
  • Families are supported with Head Start comprehensive services (health, family support, resources, etc.)
  • Head Start offers home-based clients with ‘Center Socialization’ events.  These are offered every 2 weeks for 90 minutes. Parents gather with Head Start staff to provide opportunities for families to network with one another and to form support systems. Children play together in activities designed by the educator and parent/ guardian. Nutritious meals and education are also provided.
  • Head Start encourages parent involvement and parents can volunteer to be on the Head Start Policy Council, where they will have an active role in making decisions to better the program, voice ideas, share information, give input in program design and policies, be involved in hiring staff, be an advocate, and serve as a link to the community.

Contact Information

County Phone Number
Fillmore County (507) 860-2493
Houston County (507) 860-2493
Mower County (507) 864-8214 x 1144
Winona County (507) 860-2493