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Head Start

NMCAA Head Start we offer several different program options designed to meet family needs.  Each option may have a different look, but all share the common goal of assisting parents to be their child’s first and most important teacher.  Parent Involvement is the key factor in producing long term outcomes for families enrolled in the program.

Parents are actively involved by volunteering, attending relevant trainings and participating in the planning, budgeting and staff selection process.  Each child enrolled is assessed individually in all developmental domains to foster the greatest possibility for later school success.  Head Start families are also supported in meeting program requirements for health and dental services.  Sound nutritional habits are modeled through healthy food experiences on a daily basis.  Head Start works with other community resource providers to ensure the needs of each family are met.

Families with children of all abilities are encouraged to apply.

Program Options:

Head Start Single Session

    • Classes meet 4 days per week, 4 hours per day  
    • Classes meet September through May
    • Some transportation is provided  
    • Parents receive 4 contacts per year in the form of Home Visits and Parent/Teacher Conferences

Head Start Extended Day

    • Classes meet 4 days per weeks, 7 hours per day 
    • Classes meet September through May or June
    • Parents receive 4 contacts per year in the form of Home Visits and Parent/Teacher Conferences
    • Parents transport their children to and from the center
    • Transportation options for your child may be available

Child Care Contractors

    • Children receive a Head Start preschool experience as part of their day. 
    • Services are provided September through mid-August.
    • Transportation is NOT provided.
    • Parents receive 4 contacts per year in the form of Home Visits and Parent/Teacher Conferences.

 

 

This page last updated on 8/24/2017.

Head Start Related Links

Official NHSA website National Head Start Association

Official MHSA website Michigan Head Start Association

Nurturing Fathers Thriving Children Michigan Fatherhood Coalition

Promoting Quality Education T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships

Child Care and Pre School Resources Great Start Connect