From birth, parents are often one of the most influential role models in a child’s life. That’s why Reach-Up is passionate about providing resources to and partnering with parents starting during pregnancy. As our partner in helping provide a strong foundation for your child, below is more information about our programs, services, and resources available.

Emphasis on Attendance

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. If your child misses 2 days a month of preschool, he/she likely won’t be reading at grade level by grade 3.

Health & Wellness Resources

Reach-Up has our very own Virtual Wellness Room. This is a space for staff, families, and our Reach-Up community to find tools, strategies, and resources to help manage overall wellness.
Visit Virtual Wellness Room

Reach-Up also maintains a Mental Health blog that features a variety of resources for the whole family.
Visit Mental Health Blog

Healthy, Nutritious Snacks & Meals

Reach-Up Head Start proudly prepares nutritious meals and snacks for 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.

Below are the current menus available for viewing and printing:

Click here to learn more about our accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies.