Head Start Programs Michigan Head Start Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, a Head Start Program of Sault Sainte Marie, MI

2076 Shunk Road
Sault Sainte Marie MI MI
Contact Phone
(906) 632-8552
Head Start is a federal program for preschool children from low-income families. Children receive free medical and dental care, have healthy meals, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe setting. Services are offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. Head Start provides breakfast, lunch and limited bus transportation.The Sault Tribe offers three classes on a part-day, part-year basis that operate September through May. Two classes are in Sault Ste. Marie and one class is in St. Ignace. The tribe also offers one class on a full-day, full-year basis through a collaborative agreement with the Child Care Center.
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
The minor children of full bonifide members are still being enrolled. To enroll a minor child, at least one biological parent must be enrolled with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe as a full bonifide member. The enrolled tribal parent must fill out an enroll ment application and submit a copy of the child’s courthouse birth certificate (or state copy). Enrollment does not accept hospital birth records. The information can then be mailed, e-mailed, faxed or brought to the Enrollment Department. Please allow one to two weeks for the child’s tribal card to arrive in the mail.
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