Head Start’s focus is to serve families with limited income based on federal guidelines. All interested families, including those with special needs, are encouraged to apply. Staff will work with each family to determine eligibility. Head Start works to provide education and comprehensive services to participating families at no cost.
The home-based option is designed to reach families expecting a baby and/or with children who are 3 and younger. A trained educator comes to the family’s home, weekly, to work with children and parents. Every two weeks, a socialization event is offered at the local Head Start Center to provide parents and children time for connecting with others.
For working or student parents, Head Start has a partnership with the WSU Children’s Center to provide up to 29 hours per week of childcare for children ages six weeks to three years old.
There is also a center-based option located at 1756 Kraemer Drive in Winona for children who turn three or four by September 1. Morning and afternoon classes are available. Classes are in session for three and a half hours and breakfast or lunch and snack are served.