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 collaborates with local Intermediate School Districts in both Hillsdale and Lenawee Counties to support special education goals and needs for children on an individual basis.
Community Action’s Head Start program utilizes Creative Curriculum to provide age appropriate classroom environment and learning. In addition, service staff provide case management and family support services to make a positive impact on families in home and in school.
Register Your Child
- 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 Agency provides Head Start programs throughout multiple locations in Jackson and Hillsdale. Lenawee County residents should refer to the external link below.
- 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?
All Head Start classrooms operate as full day options. Most classrooms are open Monday – Thursday each week during the traditional school year. In Hillsdale, Head Start offers limited classroom options that are open year-round.