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Head Start is a free national program that promotes school readiness. This is done by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutrition, social and other services to enrolled children and families. This program engages parents in their children's learning and helps 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.Children enrolling in this program must be 3 years old before September 1 of the current school year.

Head Start provides grants to local public schools 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.

The staff includes three teachers, three assistant teachers, social work/coordinator, nurse and nutritionist. Free meals and snacks are provided. Parents must provide transportation.

Contact the Head Start Office to see if your family qualifies.

Head Start Office/CERC

(248) 693-5687

Qualifiers are:

* Current Federal Poverty Guidelines

* Foster Child/Supplemental Social Security/Homeless Child

*TANF Recipient 

*Certified Disability (approval required)

Subject to change every year.

Ages: 3 before Sept. 1 of the current school year

Locations: Community Education Resource Center (CERC)

Schedule: Monday-Thursday

Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Registration: Head Start Office/CERC (248) 693-5687

Annual Report

Please have your taxes complete or household income ready when you call.

*Household income includes completed taxes, (parents, significant other income if supporting the child)

Head Start Staff

Teacher: Jessica Sanford, [email protected]

Assistant Teacher: Michelle DeWald, [email protected]

Teacher: Erica Rock, [email protected]

Assistant Teacher: Jennifer Jameson, [email protected]

Teacher: Jennifer Cawley, [email protected]

Assistant Teacher: Mary Kay Angelbrandt, [email protected]