33 University Ave.
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 878-8100 Main Office
(218) 878-8115 FAX
Welcome to the Fond du Lac Head Start website. Head Start invites all of the program’s families to become actively involved in their child’s education. The Fond du Lac Head Start Division provides services for a variety of programs. Click on the links to the right to read about them.
Head Start Policy Council Nomination Letter
Parent members of the Fond du Lac Head Start Policy Council are elected by parents of currently enrolled children. As a Policy Council Representative you will be required to attend monthly evening meetings, and commit for one year.
If interested, fill out the form below and return it to the Head Start office by Monday, October 18.
Policy Council Nomination Form
Child Care Needs Survey: The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and First Children First Nations Child Care Collaborative is reaching out to families across the community about child care issues. First Children First Nations Child Care Collaborative (FCFN) is working with the Fond du Lac Band on a community engagement process designed to develop right-sized solutions to address the needs of child care and early education. The Fond du Lac Band is focused on opportunities and challenges they are facing with child care. FCFN helps facilitate the conversation and provides expertise, tools, and resources to support the creation and implementation of solutions to address child care shortages in rural communities. Your participation in this survey will help guide the conversation and the combined responses will provide insights into the child care challenges at Fond du Lac: https://forms.office.com/r/zuwhjKhmsx
Head Start Garden (Gitigaan) Club: FDL Head Start Programs would like to create a garden (gitigaan) club including all parents/guardians. We will provide all the supplies needed for the entire garden area which we have onsite. If interested, fill out and return the form below.
Garden Club Sign-up Form
NOTICE: FDL Head Start and Early Head Start Programs are accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year. Please click here for full details and contact information.
The Fond du Lac Head Start Division is proud to offer the Child, Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This program provides healthy meals to all enrolled children at no charge. Click here for more information on CACFP.
FDL Head Start Programs would like all families to enroll in the Everbridge Emergency Alert System. This will enable FDL to send you messages about school closing/delays and all other important information. The website is: http://www.fdlrez.com/emergencyaware/
Head Start/Early Head Start Applications
Head Start Mission
Fond du Lac Head Start is dedicated to nurturing the spirit of the child by celebrating diversity and life-long learning.
Head Start Philosophy
Fond du Lac Head Start programming is based on the philosophy that all children share certain needs. The need for social, physical and emotional interaction in learning together how to problem solve.
The child's entire family, including extended family, is encouraged to be involved. Head Start programs will strive to meet each family and child's individual needs.
Our goal is to enhance social competence in each child's everyday learning in how to succeed in his/her living environments and making positive choices in their nutritional, health and safety needs. We encourage self-confidence and spontaneity and provide the tools necessary for the sense of dignity within the child to flourish.