Head Start is the national commitment to give every
child, regardless of circumstances at birth, an
opportunity to succeed in school and in life.
As a federally funded program, Head Start targets
preschool age children (3 and 4 year olds) and their
families who may benefit most, such as children from
low-income families, foster care, recipients of public
assistance, those experiencing homelessness or children
with special needs.
The classrooms design provide rich learning experiences
supporting all areas of child development. Degreed
teachers conduct developmental assessments using the
results to create an individualized approach for each
child. Learning experiences are adapted as children make
progress towards outlined goals and increased as
children master skills needed for school readiness.
No other early childhood program seeks at-risk children
and families and provides the depth, breadth, and scope
of services that Head Start does. The extraordinary
commitment to helping children and families be
successful makes Head Start vital to our community.
There is no cost to families to participate in the Head
Children 3 or 4 years of age, on or before September
1, may be eligible for Head Start. We encourage you to
complete an application:
Great Start Readiness Program
The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is Michigan's
state-funded preschool program for four-year-old
Highly qualified teachers offer curricula proven to help
prepare children for kindergarten academically, socially
One or more of the following circumstances may qualify a
child for the no cost GSRP program:
• Family income less than 250% of federal poverty level
• English as a Second Language
• Low educational
attainment of parent/guardian
• Child abuse/neglect
• Disability or developmental delay
Children 4 years of age, on or before September 1,
may be eligible for GSRP.
We encourage you to complete an application:
Parent Pay Programs (Tuition Based)
BHK provides enrollment opportunities to families who
are willing to pay for their child's early education
experience or would like extended hours of care beyond
the funded (free) hours.
If adult-to-child ratio, space and classroom dynamics
allows, tuition based enrollments will be accepted to
fill a classroom once funded enrollments slots are
Once your child is accepted, your family will be
required to pay the weekly tuition fee to maintain
enrollment. In order to provide consistent and quality
care for all children, schedules cannot vary from week
BHK's current rate is $4.25/hour for children in
infant-toddler classrooms and $4.00/hour for preschool.
For more information or to apply for enrollment: