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If your child misses 2 days a month of preschool, he/she likely won’t be reading at grade level by grade 3.
Your child was born ready to learn:
- Between birth and age five, the brain develops more than any other time in life.
- Your child is learning all the time.
- During the first five years, these learning experiences help build connections in the brain to prepare for future learning.
Everyday activities with your child are really learning opportunities for your child:
When parents are involved in their children’s education, children do better in school.
For parents of enrolled children:
- WCCO School Closings
- Parent Handbook 2022-2023
- Annual PII Parental Rights
- Sick Children: When to Stay Home & When to Return to School PDF
- Child Care Release Form
- Emergency Contacts Form
- Dental Exam Form
- Health – Plan of Care Form
- Health – Plan of Care ALLERGY ONLY Form
- Permission to Administer Medication Form
- Physical Exam Form
- Section B Form
- Allergy Prevention and Response Plan
- Education Philosophy
- Handling and Disposal of Bodily Fluids
- Nap Policy
- Special Diet Statement
Useful Websites for Parents:
- Child Passenger Safety
- Find Car Seat Checks
- Minnesota Parents Know – Trusted parenting information, resources and activities to help your children grow, develop, and learn from birth through high school.
- Common Sense Media – Reviews of movies, games, apps and more, so parents can make informed decisions and understand the media’s impact on kids.
- Choosy Kids – Be Choosy, Be Healthy!
- Center on the Social & Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
- Technical Assistance Center of Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI)
- Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health
- Minnesota Workforce Center
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota
- Minnesota Head Start Association
- National Head Start Association
- Head Start – Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
- United Way of Central Minnesota
Local School Districts:
- Albany Area School District 745
- Becker School District 726
- Belgrade – Brooten – Elrosa School District 2364
- Big Lake School District – 727
- Elk River Area School District 728
- Foley School District 51
- Holdingford School District 738
- Kimball School District 739
- Melrose Area School District 740
- Paynesville School District 741
- ROCORI School District 750
- St. Cloud Area School District 742
- Sartell School District 748
- Sauk Centre School District 743
- Sauk Rapids/Rice School District 47
Reach-Up Head Start proudly prepares nutritious meals and snacks to the children we serve. We participate and follow the meal pattern set by the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). At Reach-Up Head Start, we introduced your child to a wide variety of foods. Our menus reflect the diverse cultures represented in our program. No pork is offered on our menus. Daily breakfast and lunch are served family meal style to promote a positive environment for children to try new foods and learn table manners while engaging in a lively conversation.
We are proud to partner with local farmers from the Central Minnesota area to provide locally grown fruits and vegetables to our children at all centers. Look for our Farm to Head Start symbol on the menus.
Current menus are below for you to open and print:
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:
- https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
- Mail –
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
- Fax – (883) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442
- Email – email@example.com
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.