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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.

Michigan Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties

Recently Updated Center in Michigan Head Start Program Database:

School District of The City of Adrian
Adrian MI 49221-2066
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
Marquette MI 49855-8630
amcab has provided the Head Start Program to young children and families since 1965. Head Start began as a summer program for young children, then became a preschool for children that are 3 & 4 years old. Annually, amcab serves 284 children in the two county area. We have 7 Head Start Centers in Marquette and Alger Counties.
Allegan County Resource Development Committee
Allegan MI 49010-1325
The ACRDC Head Start Program is a free comprehensive child development program that serves income eligible families with children, prenatal to five years old. We serve children of all abilities.Our program is child-focused, with the overall goal of increasing the social and academic competency of young children in low-income families. Head Start services are family centered and community-based. We offer family members opportunities and support for growth and change, believing that people can identify their own strengths, needs, and interests and are capable of finding solutions. The Head Start Program offers both center and home based programming.
Our high-quality preschool and childcare for three- to five-year-olds are provided in safe, licensed facilities. Parents are full partners in best practices, policy making, safe environments and child development. Best Start is a kindergarten-enhancement program in partnership with area schools.
Branch ISD Head Start
Coldwater MI 49036-1480
Head Start is a federally-funded preschool program that serves three- to five-year-old children based upon eligibility. The program is based upon a curriculum that promotes cognitive, socio-emotional and physical development. Language and early literacy is an emphasis. Health screenings, health and dental treatment, meals, transportation, and family engagement are all important aspects of the program.
Capital Area Community Services
Lansing MI 48906-4814
Head Start(for children ages 3-5 years old)
CDS Lakeshore Head Start
Zeeland MI 49464-1619
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.
CLM Community Action Human Resource Authority, Inc
Sault Sainte Marie MI 49783-1971
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.
Community Action
Battle Creek MI MI
Head Start provides a classroom environment for children of low-income families who are three years of age, and four years of age by December 1. The program also provides educational experiences to families, which help them raise successful children.
Community Action Agency
Jackson MI 49203
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.