Early Head Start Application Package

Please, print the application packet below, fill out and send, along with proof of income, to:

Prairie Five Head Start
PO Box 166
Madison, MN 56256

For additional information please call 1-800-443-4283

Spanish Application

Early Head Start recognizes the demands of caring for very young children. Our staff values the involvement of families in their child's early learning, social, and cultural experiences. The program provides home-based services for expectant families and children ages birth to three, who meet eligibility requirements. Services included in our program are:

  • Weekly home visits with parents and their child(ren), providing parenting information and screenings to ensure that children are developmentally on track
  • Playgroup opportunities with other Early Head Start families
  • Assisting pregnant women with accessing comprehensive prenatal care to promote healthy development and a safe delivery
  • Working with parents to ensure that children have access to quality health care, including dental, vision, speech, hearing, nutritional, and mental health screenings, physical exams and immunizations
  • Information and referrals to other community agencies as needed
  • Supporting parent's efforts to meet the challenges of parenting

For more information contact:
Rachel Schlief at 1-800-443-4283

2016-17 Head Start Income Guidelines

Head Start Poverty Guidelines 2016-17
Persons in family   Poverty Guideline 130%
1 $11,880 15,444
2 $16,020 20,826
3 $20,160 26,208
4 $24,300 31,590
5 $28,440 36,972
6 $32,580 42,354
7 $36,730 47,749
8 $40,890 53,157
For families with more than 8 persons, add $4160 for each additional person