Our Program’s Mission:  To empower all children and families to reach their goals, we will foster strong relationships, offer multi-generational support, and provide family, education and health services.

  • If you received notification that your child was accepted into the Head Start/ Early Head Start Center-Based Program, please read this letter (the items mentioned in the letter have hyperlinks below). 
  • If you received notification that your child was accepted into the Early Head Start, Home-Based Program, please read this letter (the items mentioned in the letter have hyperlinks below). 

Active hyperlinks for resources & forms, referred in the (above) letters

Well Child Exam Form – If you need help finding a provider, please view our Resource List..
Dental Exam Form – If you need help finding a Dentist please see our Resource List..
Transportation Resource List
Public Health Immunization Schedule
Winona Early Childhood Screening Information

                           Head Start & Early Head Start Contact Info 
Austin Head Start  507-433.8487
LaCrescent/Hokah Head Start  507-895.5138  ext. 2138
Kasson Head Start   507-634.3663
LeRoy Head Start  507-273.6387
Owatonna Head Start  507-451.8180
Lanesboro/Eagle Bluff Head Start   507-273.6387
Spring Grove Head Start  507-725-3677
St. Charles Head Start  507-932.5519
Winona Head Start   507-454.2151
Rushford Administrative Office, General   507-864-7741



We welcome new applications year-round!  If you know anyone who may be interested, please have them contact their local Semcac County Contact Office, or a Head Start location listed above to complete an application.  Children with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Foster Children and Homeless Children are automatically eligible for the program.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution & agency is an equal opportunity employer.