Detailed Information
Services Provided

Annual Poverty Guidelines are determined (100% of Poverty). Ten percent of the children served may be from over income families with referrals from two agencies presenting a need. More than ten percent of the children will have disabilities. Head Start is sponsored by the Minot Public Schools. Following are programs which Minot Head Start operates.

HEAD START: A center based preschool program which serves three to five year old children and their families. The program provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and social services to enrolled children and promotes parent involvement in the child’s education and development.

EARLY HEAD START: Children have a center-based child development program. This includes center experiences, home visits and parent classes. The program provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition and social services to enrolled children and promotes parent involvement in the child’s education and development. Families have the opportunity for a home based option. This includes a weekly home visit and parent topics twice per month at the center. A family advocate is assigned these families to develop goals and offer resources.

EARLY READING FIRST is a grant that impacts both Head Start and Early Head Start. It is designed to transform existing early education programs into centers of excellence that provide high-quality, early education to young children, especially those from low-income families. The overall purpose of the Early Reading First Program is to prepare young children to enter kindergarten with the necessary language, cognitive, and early reading skills to prevent reading difficulties and ensure school success.

Additionally, the program: Provides limited transportation to families. Conducts weekly parenting classes. Provides meals to families when they come to be with their child. Addresses Health needs of each child, including dental, vision and audiology. Provides regular infant and toddler training sessions to child care providers from Ward County and beyond. Serves as a lab and practicum site for Minot State University students. Has Foster Grandparents actively involved in the program. Networks with the Domestic Violence Center to offer support to appropriate families. Networks with North Central Human Service Center to serve families with desire to connect with mental health professionals.

Additional Info

MAFB Head Start (Head Start and Early Head Start)
# 5 Summit Drive MABF, ND 58704
Jefferson Early Childhood Center (Head Start)
3800 11th Ave SE Minot, North Dakota 58701
Lignite Head Start (Head Start)
101 4th Av West Lignite, ND 58752
Mohall Head Start
101 3rd Street NW
Mohall, North Dakota 58761
Stanley Head Start (Head Start)
P.O. Box 10 1 2nd Avenue SW
Stanley, ND 58784

Age and Income Referrals required for over-income applicants
Minot Public School system
Area Served
Head Start: Ward, Renville, Burke and Mountrail counties. Early Head Start: Minot Public School District only.
Contact Information
Office Hours
Office Hours: 7:30-5:00 Monday through Friday
Karen Knowles, Director
Street Address
2815 Burdick Expy E Minot, ND 58701
Mailing Address
2815 Burdick Expy E Minot, ND 58701