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Swim Tickets

Did you know families that have utilized Crisis Nursery, Head Start, Early Head Start, or School Readiness are eligible for tickets to local pools at a discounted rate? If you have used any of these programs within the last year and would like to purchase half price swim tickets, please give us a call at 507-287-2020.

Accepting Applications

Families First is accepting applications for Head Start, Early Head Start and School Readiness programs in Olmsted and Freeborn Counties. These programs provide free or low cost early learning experiences for young children and their families. Applications are available here or please call 507-287-2009. Spanish, Somali and Arabic interpreters are available. 

Early Learning Scholarships

Families First now administers Early Learning Scholarships for additional counties. Along with the current management of our 20-county area in Region 9 and 10 in Southeastern Minnesota, we now serve Carver, Scott, and Dakota counties in the Metro West Region, and Mille Lacs, Kanabec, Isanti, Pine, and Chisago counties in Region 7E.

Early Learning Scholarships are available for qualifying 3- and 4-year-old children of income eligible families. Please call 888-450-2773 for further details!

Crisis Nursery

Crisis Nursery is a family support program that provides temporary short-term child care for children in Olmsted County, free of charge, while their families address a crisis. For more information, contact Crisis Nursery at 507-287-2020.

School Readiness 

School Readiness is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1. Families must be income eligible and live in Olmsted County. For more information please contact School Readiness at 507-287-2020.

Did You Know...

Child Care Aware-Southern District provides professional development opportunities in 20 southeastern counties for Early Childhood professionals and educators, parents, and foster care providers.

More than 200 trainings are offered every four months for Early Childhood Professionals seeking license required (both Pre/In Service) or Parent Aware required trainings. 

Click here for current Trainings. You can also search Develop for trainings throughout the State. 

Work at Families First of Minnesota

Families First of Minnesota is a great place to work! For information on current job openings, click here.

 

 

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