Head Start

  • Free preschool program for three and four year olds.
  • Enrollment primarily based on income, but other criteria that may put a child at risk for school success are also considered.
  • Child and family services offered by Head Start include education, disability, health, dental, mental health, nutrition, SOC services, and parent involvement.

Information and resources for Head Start can also be found on the Community Action Agency of South Central Michigan web site which serves Barry, Branch, Calhoun, and St. Joseph counties.

For more information , please contact Deana Strudwick, Director of Early Childhood Services.

Preschool Application

To complete a preschool application for the school year, please visit http://www.stjosephcountypreschool.org/.

Great Start to Quality

Great Start to Quality is a rating system that helps parents find the best early learning settings for their children and helps providers and educators improve the care they give to children.  For more information, visit the Great Start to Quality website.