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 above to read about them.
Positive Indian Parenting Classes
Join us for Positive Indian Parenting Classes! Class sizes are limited, registration required.
Positive Indian Parenting Classes Flyer - Wednesdays in September/October
COVID-19 Testing Plan for FDL Head Start
Fond du Lac Head Start has issued a letter outlining a COVID-19 testing plan being put in place. Please read the letter and consent form below for full details.
FDL Head Start is Hiring: Fond du Lac Head Start has openings for several positions! Join our team! Click here for details.
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
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.