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Head Start for Kent County is a non-profit agency that provides holistic, family-centered services at no cost to qualifying families in Kent County, Michigan. Founded in 1991 under the name Michigan Family Resources, the agency receives federal funds to manage both Head Start and Early Head Start programs. These early childhood programs support the well-being and development of children from birth to age five by focusing on education, nutrition, medical and dental care, parent involvement and social services.

About Head Start for Kent County

Who we are, what we do and why we do it…

We believe in a holistic approach to Education.

We partner with parents to help ensure their children's basic needs are met so they have the freedom to learn, interact with peers and grow intellectually.

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About our program offerings…

Explore our early childhood development programs.

From our Home Visiting and Infant/Toddler Classrooms, to full and half-day Preschool classrooms, we offer programs to prepare you and your child for their future.

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Tips and tools to help your child grow smarter…

As a parent, you are your child’s first, best teacher.

The SUCCESS BASICS video, tips, and tools offer fun, easy, and powerful ways to help your child grow smarter.

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Choose Us?

The backbone of any program is only as good as the quality of the personnel. Head Start only hires qualified degreed professionals, who also have extensive experience in child development. Head Start expects the staff to grow as well as the students, therefore provides many hours of professional development each year.

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Preschool Funded Enrollments
Infant/Toddler Funded Enrollments
Home Visiting Funded Enrollments
Preschool Classrooms
Infant/Toddler Classrooms
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