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What is PICA?

Parents In Community Action, Inc. (PICA) is a private, non-profit agency designated by the federal government to operate Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Hennepin County, Minnesota. The agency was founded in 1969 by Head Start parents.

Today PICA serves nearly 2,500 children and families and offers a variety of programs and services for children and families in addition to Head Start and Early Head Start. More...




Head Start Visit

MN Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius visits her childhood Head Start center.


Head Start at 50

Head Start is fifty!

From August 2014 through June 2015, the Head Start community - and the nation -  will celebrate our shared commitment to giving America’s most vulnerable children a window of opportunity unlike any other.

Last updated April 9, 2015
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