Now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year!

Head Start is a family-based program for kids ages 3-5 that gives parents and caregivers confidence by deepening their understanding of who their child is and fostering the ability to able to articulate that, and to support and share in their child’s experience. A partnership between teaching staff, family service staff, and the parent or caregiver, Head Start helps stabilize the family so they can better support the child. Both the child and caregiver set goals through the program (a child may have a goal of writing their name while their caregiver’s goal is getting their driver’s license), and the child learns in a play-based environment both in the classroom and at home. Head Start focuses on school readiness for both the child and the caregiver.

Head Start is an all-day program, and students receive meals in the classroom. Parents or caregivers must provide transportation. Head Start also provides parents and caregivers with health, mental health, and financial support.

Take a tour of one of our Head Start classrooms!



Residents of Scott, Carver, and Dakota Counties with children who are 3 or 4 years old are eligible. Children may turn 5 years old during the program, but not prior to September 1.

To apply:

To apply, please complete a Head Start application:

Please download the application, fill it out on your computer, then email your completed application to headstart@capagency.org as an attachment. In addition to a completed application form, please be prepared to provide proof of income.

Please call 651-322-3500 with questions, or to get help completing the application.


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