Head Start

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Anoka/Washington County Head Start/Early Head Start Annual Report:

Click here for report.


ACCAP Head Start Bi-Annual Report:

Click here for report.


Applications Being Accepted:

Registration is on-going. We enroll children throughout the year as vacancies occur.


News & Upcoming Events:

See more Head Start & ACCAP news and events here.



Parent Aware:

All eight of Anoka/Washington County Head Start Program's site locations were recently awarded a 4 out of 4 Star Rating from Parent Aware! Learn more by clicking here 




Head Start is a multi-faceted child and family development program for income-eligible households in Anoka and Washington Counties in Minnesota. The program is designed to help pregnant women and children, aged birth to five, and their families achieve their full potential.


The Head Start program literally gives children a head start on their journey of lifelong learning. The program also gives parents a head start in maintaining family continuity and self-sufficiency.




You can apply online, see below!


Registration for Head Start is on-going.  We enroll children as vacancies occur throughout the school year. Find out about application and enrollment information here.


Anoka/Washington County Head Start 2014-2015 Quick Reference Calendar



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ACCAP Head Start serves families and children living in Anoka and Washinton counties. View the location of our centers, Administration Office, and a map to each here


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Minnesota's Center of Excellence


In 2010 Governor Tim Pawlenty selected Anoka/Washington County Head Start as Minnesota's Head Start Center of Excellence. We are extremely proud to be recognized for our high quality services and commitment to low-income children and families. 



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Parents are the most important people in their child's world; they are also their child's first and primary teachers.  Supporting children's learning is viewed as a joint effort between teachers and parents.


Read all about our Child Development Curriculum



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Program Options:


Head Start Preschool
Head Start Home Based Program
Early Head Start


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Service Areas:


Family and Community Partnerships (FCP)
Health Services
Family Learning Center
Recruitment and Enrollment
Transportation (Busing Services)



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Policy Council


See when the next Policy Council meeting will take place 

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Notes of Appreciation


Read some of our Notes of Appreciation from Head Start parents and families.


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Children’s Defense Fund

Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota

Cooperative Extension System’s (CYFERNet) Children, Youth & Family Information Service

Head Start of Hennepin County

Minnesota Association For The Education of Young Children

Minnesota Workforce Center - Anoka County  (Mn Job Bank)

National Association For The Education of Young Children

National Head Start Association

Resources For Child Caring

The Early Childhood Training and Resource Center

United Way

United Way of the Greater Twin Cities 


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Minnesota's Center of Excellence