Head Start, Early Head Start, and day care services are available for infants, toddlers and preschoolers ages 0-5 in District I. Districts II and III offer Early Head Start and Head Start to children ages 0-5.
District I Early Education Coordinator
District II Early Education Coordinator
District III Early Education Coordinator
Ojibwe Language Program
This program assures that day care and Head Start students are taught by two fluent Ojibwe speakers for 35-45 minutes a day. It provides a speaker in each classroom.
Ojibwe Language Coordinator
320-532-4695 ext. 2101
Free breakfasts, lunches, and snacks are provided to children in Early Education programs.
Parent Education Evenings
Parents and children participate in activities to improve their parenting and educational skills. This includes family activity nights, positive Indian parenting, and fatherhood events.
Family Activity Events
Held once a month, these events are open to parents and families of Early Education children who want to learn about topics such as child development, nutrition, and family stress.
Time with Child Program
This program grants Band employees three hours of paid leave from work each month to spend time with their children in school.
Mille Lacs Early Education Parent Store
Parents who volunteer their time by attending Early Education parent committee meetings or parent activity nights, working in the classroom, or performing other activities earn “parent bucks” to use in the Parent Store. The store features household goods, personal care products, and children’s toys and games.
Parent Action Committee Meetings
These meetings provide a small-group setting in which parents and teachers can talk about a child’s in-school performance or discuss topics such as child development. These meetings are held monthly.
320-532-4695 ext. 2160