Head Start is available for Jackson and Hillsdale counties. It is a federally funded preschool program, provided at no cost to children from income-eligible families. Head Start programs improve educational outcomes – increasing the probability that participants graduate from high school, attend college, and receive a post-secondary degree, license or certification. 

These early childhood education programs support your child’s school readiness, literacy, social skills, emotional well-being and overall health. Head Start also provides special education programming and provides support for parents and families. Head Start of Jackson and Hillsdale Counties are becoming trauma-informed service providers.

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  • Is transportation available?
    Transportation may be available. Please inquire when applying.
  • Are meals provided?
    Yes, meals are provided.
  • How much does it cost?
    The program is free for income-eligible families
  • Do you have Head Start Programs in Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale?
    Community Action has 12-15 Head Start programs within the counties of Jackson and Hillsdale. Lenawee County residents should call Adrian Public Schools at (517) 263-2468 for information about Head Start programs in your county.
  • What age children are eligible?
    Children ages 3 – 5 years old are eligible.
  • Is there an enrollment deadline for next year?
    Enrollment begins in May for the next school year.
  • Is it full day or half day?
    We offer full day and half day programs.

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