Head Start Programs Michigan Head Start CDS Lakeshore Head Start

CDS Lakeshore Head Start, a Head Start Program of Zeeland, MI

100 S. Pine St., Ste. 220
Zeeland MI 49464-1619
Contact Phone
(616) 786-0736
Our goal is to use research-based, intentional techniques to insure children’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.
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
To apply for Head Start or Early Head Start: Click on the link below to access an application in English or Spanish. You may also pick up an application at one of our centers or our administrative office, or call one of our locations and have an application mailed to you. Applications should be filled out completely, signed, and returned to our administrative office along with proof of income. Proof of income should include a copy of your current tax return, W-2, verification of child support, unemployment and/or disability income. Verification of any of the following services automatically makes you income eligible: MDHS Child Care Reimbursements, SSI, FIP Payments, Work First, Foster Child Status ..English: http://www.cdsoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/HEAD-START-APP-in-English-2012-2013.pdf Spanish: http://www.cdsoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/HEAD-START-APP-in-Spanish-2012-2013.pdf
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