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. PICA provides comprehensive early childhood development services to families and children, pre-natal to five years of age. At PICA, we love to see children engaged in the business of being a child. Children at PICA are free to explore their world, make new friends, and revel in the simple joy of learning. We also love to see parents who are involved in their child's education, prepared to advocate for their child, and on track to achieving self-sufficiency. Everything we do at PICA is focused on helping children and families reach their full potential, and we are rewarded every day by seeing so many of our children and families succeed.