Reach-Up Incorporated was established as a not-for-profit single purpose agency in 1979 and became the Head Start agency servicing Benton, Sherburne and Stearns counties in Central Minnesota. Prior to this, the local Community Action Program administered the Head Start program in the same service area.


Reach-Up Head Start is primarily funded by the Administration for Children and Families (federal) with additional revenue provided by the Minnesota Department of Education (state).


Mission Statement

Reach-Up Head Start and Early Head Start provides comprehensive education and support services that strengthen young children and their families who are experiencing low income.


Core Values

We value:

All relationships and based them on integrity, trust and respect.

Strength-based partnerships with children, families and community agencies.

Uniqueness and diversity within communities


Vision Statement

Reach-Up Head Start and Early Head Start is recognized throughout the community and state as a family focused early childhood developmental model of excellence that has lasting impact.