(Le Center, Minn.)- One of Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc.’s Head Start, Child and Family Program’s Administrative Office is excited to now be located in the community of Le Center. For that reason, the Head Start office plans to hold an open house for the Le Center and surrounding communities on Friday, August 10th from 10 am – 7:30 pm. The office is located at 200 East Bowler Street and there will be cookies, refreshments and games.
Tri-Valley has been a part of the Le Center community since 2001. The Migrant and Seasonal Head Start serves Le Sueur County and was in Montgomery from 2001 to 2008 and moved to Elysian where it currently is since 2009. Tri-Valley Opportunity Council is contracted with the Minnesota Department of Education to identify and recruit students ages zero to under 22 that have not graduated and qualify for the Title I Part C Education of Migratory Children. The Head Start Program serves children 6 weeks to 5 years of age and pregnant women. Transportation, health services, education services, and family services are included in the Head Start Program that typically runs from May to November.
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start services are provided to 792 children, pregnant women, and families through center-based options in Minnesota and North Dakota. The goal of the project is to provide comprehensive services to children and their families building upon successful operating practices already in place. Tri-Valley’s mission is to provide opportunities to improve the quality of life for people and communities.
Tri-Valley operates and manages a wide range of programs that fall under four divisions:
- Community Services: programs include Child Care Resource & Referral, Community Assistance Programs (LIHEAP, SNAP, etc.).
- Transportation Programs: provides public transportation services in eight counties in northwest Minnesota.
- Senior Programs: programs include the Foster Grandparent Program and the Caring Companion Program.
- Head Start, Child & Family Programs: programs the Region V Head Start and Early Head Start, Region XII Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start, Migrant Child Care Child Care, Title I Part C Recruitment and Identification, Title I Part C Health Services, and the Summer Food Service Program.