35408 Beverly Road
ROMULUS MI 48174
Head Start is a free, quality preschool program for three and four-year-old children. This program helps children get ready for kindergarten by teaching them pre-reading and writing skills as well as how to get along with other children. Classrooms are run by highly trained and credentialed teachers and each day includes healthy meals and snacks. Families must meet income criteria in order to be eligible, although all families are encouraged to apply. Centers are located throughout the Downriver community with full-day, part-day and home-based sessions.
Who is Eligible?
Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well.
Families are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
For more information contact Head Start at 734-785-7702
The agency has nine locations serving 21 Downriver communities:
Flat Rock, 734-789-8456
Lincoln Park, 313-381-0976
River Rouge, 313-928-6200
Sumpter Township, 734-461-1648
Head Start now is accepting applications for the 2011-12 school year. Children who are three years old by December 1, 2011 may be enrolled. Part-day, full-day and home-based options are available at selected sites.