Common Questions

How much does Head Start cost?

Head Start is free for families who qualify (it is funded by the federal government). We provide $7,000 worth of education, health screening, nutrition, family support, and training services for your family at no cost to you.

What services can I get through Head Start?

  • Individual learning plans for your child
  • Health snacks and meals
  • Family goal setting and support
  • Special services for children with disabilities
  • Prenatal services for pregnant women
  • Developmental screenings
  • Medical and dental support
  • Mental health services
  • Social service referrals and support
  • Parent leadership and learning opportunities
  • Support services for the whole family, including fathers

How old are children in Head Start?

We serve babies, children up to age 5, pregnant mothers, fathers, and their families.

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Can Head Start help if my child has special needs?

Yes! We encourage you to apply if your child has a disability or developmental, social, or emotional delays. We make extra effort to ensure that specials needs are met and that children with disabilities integrate into the classroom smoothly.

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Upcoming Events

Matrix Head Start open house
Thurs., March 17, 3 to 6 p.m.
Plymouth Center, 4600 Russell, Detroit 48207

Matrix Head Start open house
Tues., March 22, 3 to 6 p.m.
East Lake Center, 1021 Clairpointe, Detroit 48215

Matrix Head Start open house
Wed., April 6, 3 to 6 p.m.
Timbuktu Center, 10800 E. Canfield, Detroit 48214

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