MVAC Head Start program has received a $5,000 grant from the Mankato Clinic Foundation to be used for training Home Visitors in using the Growing Great Kids/Growing Great Families Home Visiting Curriculum. 

Head Start promotes the school readiness of young children for eligible families in the counties of Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, and Watonwan.  The home base program option serves children from birth to five years old and pregnant women. Use of our home visiting curriculum encourages the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teachers. 


The early education environment, whether in the family home or in a school should provide a rich variety of activities that will foster the child’s physical, developmental, social and emotional growth. Families are equal partners in their child’s learning and development.  The home base program option builds relationships with families that support positive parent-child relationships, family health and well-being, and connections to peers and community.


The Mankato Clinic Foundation provides grants once a quarter to organizations and initiatives that promote and improve community health and wellness in the communities the clinic serves. The Mankato Clinic Foundation is proud to support these organizations.

The physicians at the Mankato Clinic provide the majority of the Foundation funding as a means to give back to the community by providing support to organizations which strive to improve health and wellness. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis and are considered only through the application process. Applications can be obtained at