Minnesota’s Department of Education offers an Early Childhood Family Education program for all families that have children from birth to kindergarten. The program’s goal is to enhance families’ abilities to provide the best learning environment possible for their children. Minnesota also offers financial support and grants for Early Head Start and Head Start programs to increase enrollment. As a result, approximately 3,614 children under the age of three are enrolled in Early Head Start programs in the state, and 5,690 three-year olds and 7,973 four-year olds are enrolled in Head Start programs. The average annual cost of center-based infant care in the state is $13,876.