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Staff Training & Program Resources


Orientation & Training Resources on Education, Health, and Program Management

Policies, Procedures & Forms

A document library of all WCMCA Head Start associated documents, policies, forms and procedures.

Staff Information

Contacts, directories, schedules, and calendars for WCMCA Head Start staff members

A Message from the Program Director



I am excited to welcome you to the West Central MN Communities Action Head Start training website!  

This website will provide Head Start staff the opportunity to have unique access to program resources and training opportunities.   Equipped with this knowledge, we will be better able to assist children and families with supporting their strengths and challenges.  

In addition, it is also my hope that this website allows us to continue to support our professional development practice of being a “community of learners”.   It is within our ongoing professional development that we embrace change and continue to provide high quality service to the families in our communities.

Val Arnquist
WCMCA Head Start Director

Val Arnquist, WCMCA Head Start Program Director
Val Arnquist

WCMCA Head Start Program Director

2020 Program Statistics


Home-Based Early Head Start

Pregnant women and children (prenatal to 3-years)


Center-Based Head Start Preschool

Children ages 3-5 years


4-year-old Head Start children who met or exceeded expectations for Kindergarten readiness