West Central Minnesota

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Staff Training & Program Resources

Staff Resources

Program Resources, Policies, Procedures & Training Documents

Parent Resources

Parent Handbook and Community Resources

About Head Start

Our Mission & Vision, Application and Annual Reports

Head Start Application

If you would like a paper PDF application, please click here to be redirected to the WCMCA.org website.

A Message from the Program Director

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!



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

2019 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