Community Action Head Start Centers
Research shows that quality early childhood education is essential for success throughout a child’s life. Enrolling your child in preschool will help nourish your child’s mind, emotions, and social skills and prepare them for kindergarten and beyond!
Below is a list of our current centers and the different program options offered at each center.
|Center Name||Center Address||Center Phone Number||Program Options|
|AGAPE||1037 University Ave W. St Paul, MN 55104||651-744-7970||T, I|
|Montessori American Indian Childcare Center||1909 Ivy Ave E. St Paul, MN 55119||651-774-1620||P|
|Battle Creek||2181 Suburban Ave. St Paul, MN 55119||651-730-1663||ED, FD, T, I|
|Community Child Care Center||1250 Fifield Ave. St Paul, MN 55108||651-645-8958||P|
|Eastside YMCA||875 Arcade St. St Paul, MN||651-592-3792||ED|
|Fraser Day Treatment||450 Syndicate St N. St Paul, MN 55104||651-645-6445||P|
|McDonough||1544 Timberlake Rd. St Paul, MN 55117||651-558-2188||PD, ED|
|Midway||775 Lexington Pkwy N. St Paul, MN 55104||651-603-5999||ED|
|Mounds View||2101 14th St NW. New Brighton, MN 55112||651-603-5873||PD|
|Mt. Airy||91 Arch St E. St Paul, MN 55130||651-228-3196||ED|
|North St. Paul||2499 Helen St N. North St Paul, MN 55109||651-603-5973||PD|
|Roosevelt||1575 Ames Ave. St Paul, MN 55106||651-774-6311||ED|
|Ruth Benner||586 Fuller Ave. St Paul, MN 55103||651-224-4363||ED, FD, T, I|
|Skyline||1247 St Anthony Ave. St Paul, MN 55104 (Class time: 8:30am – 4:00pm)||651-999-7534||ED|
|University||450 Syndicate St N. St Paul, MN 55104||651-603-5962||FD, T|
|West Side||271 Belvidere St E. St Paul, MN 55107||651-298-4639||ED|
|Wilder Child Development Center||911 Lafond Ave. St Paul, MN 55104||651-280-2600||P|
Head Start & Saint Paul Public Schools Partnership
Head Start and SPPS are offering an exciting new no-cost Pre-Kindergarten program for eligible families inside St. Paul Public School buildings. The program will include family support, opportunities for parent involvement, health support, and the full benefits of being part of the SPPS community.
|Eastern Heights Elementary||Expo for Excellence Elementary||Highwood Hills Elementary|
|2001 Margaret St St Paul, MN 55119||540 Warwick St St Paul, MN 55116||2188 Londin Ln E St Paul, MN 55119|
|Monday - Friday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM||Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM||Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM|
|September - June||September - June||September - June|
Who is eligible?
- Your child must be four years old by September 1, 2023
- Your child must live in the St. Paul school district
Children will be given priority if they are in the following categories:
-Family income is less than 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
-Family receives SNAP (food stamps), MFIP Cash, or Supplemental Security Income
-The family is homeless under the McKinney-Vento Act (living in a shelter, couch-hopping, in doubled-up housing)
-The child applying for Head Start is a foster child
Ways to apply:
- Visit the Community Action website at caprw.org
- Stop in at 450 Syndicate St. N, St. Paul, MN 55104 anytime Monday-Friday, between 8:30 - 4:00
- Contact the Community Action Enrollment Hotline at 651-603-5977
- Contact the SPPS Student Placement Center at 651-632-3760 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Action Head Start Success
Enrolled in Head Start as a child, De’Quaia developed a love of reading, life and social skills, and appreciation for the benefits of a healthy body and mind. As De’Quaia’s mother LeAndra says, “One of the things she really took seriously was learning how to properly brush her teeth!”
As an advanced reader in elementary school, De’Quaia would aid classmates who were struggling. During high school, she succeeded academically and in extracurricular activities such as track, gymnastics, volleyball, and drill team. She helped establish “Girls Group”, a student organization designed to support and mentor African-American girls. The program model was recently adopted by the East Side YMCA.
After graduation, De’Quaia intends to study dentistry, perhaps a nod to her Head Start days when she learned how to brush her teeth.
Visit the NHSA website to learn more about Head Start's impact nationwide.