Federally-funded head start programs help prepare young children from low-income families, ages birth to five years old, and their parents for the social and educational challenges that young children face as they develop. Each head start program focuses on providing comprehensive services designed to enhance a child's emotional, social, cultural, language, reading, mathematics, science, health and nutrition education.
This head start center locator page contains links to listings of programs offered in the 83 counties in the state of Michigan. Each listings page contains the name, address and contact information for a specific county's available centers. From that page, use additional links to explore individual center facts, application instructions and directions.
Our head start center locator features the number of head start centers per county in parentheses ( ) to the right of the county names. To see a current list of your county's head start centers, click your county's name.
Head Start Preschool Programs provide FREE services to more than 450 children and families throughout Lenawee County. Our preschool classrooms create a supportive learning environment where children follow a daily routine, participate in literacy and math activities and practice positive social interactions
Head Start is a preschool program that helps young children do well in elementary school. It is a free program that runs from September to June and is offered at 19 locations around Oakland County. Head Start provides children with learning activities that focus on social, physical, emotional, and intellectual growth. It also offers services for the families of enrolled children. These services support parents in their role as a child’s first teacher since doing so helps to strengthen family ties. Head Start focuses on the needs of the entire family as they relate to the development of the child.
Renaissance Head Start has longevity working with challenging children and their families. Together with staff, parents and community agencies and organizations, we will deliver on the promises that our children will have the opportunity to succeed.
Established in 1965, Head Start promotes school readiness for children, ages three to five, in low-income families by offering educational, nutritional, health, social and other services. Head Start programs promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. Programs actively engage parents in their children's learning and help them in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the administration of local Head Start programs.
Bussey Center has a variety of FREE programs for children ages 0-6
Head Start (Free)
Preschool program serving children 3 and 4 years of age as of Dec 1st of the school year of entry
For children from low income families
Breakfast and lunch served daily
Free to residents of the Southfield Public School District
Tri-County Head Start is sponsored by the Tri-County Council for Child Development, a private non-profit corporation whose board includes county commissioners, community representatives and parents from Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties.Family eligibility is determined by federal income guidelines and is free to those who qualify.
The Head Start program provides grants to local public and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families, with a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school.Head Start also helps parents to become more self-sufficient, officials say. They, with the governing board and administrative staff, set policy for their own Head Start programs. Parents can also earn a GED degree or child development associate certification by being involved with Head Start.
Our goal is to use research-based, intentional techniques to insure childrenâ€™s success in kindergarten and in life. We offer a culturally sensitive program that meets the individual needs and interests of each child. Educational experiences are integrated into all parts of the day, including meal times and outdoor time. Children participate in hands-on activities designed for their skill level, insuring each child experiences success and thus develops a love for learning.
Head Start and the Great Start Readiness Programs are designed to meet the needs of the preschool child and family. A quality early childhood program can bring about a greater degree of social competence in young children.Various options of service are provided to children and families. The program operates from September through May. Not all options are available at all locations.
Helps kids age 3 to 5 get a jump start on the basics before attending kindergarten.This program is available in JACKSON and HILLSDALE counties. Children who complete Head Start are prepared for kindergarten, excited about learning, confident in their own abilities and ready to succeed. We offer two programs to best suit their needs:Center Based: held four half days a week, three and a half hours per day.Full Day: held five days a week, for a minimum of 8 hours per day.