Head Start programs will stay at OLHSA Posted: August 23, 2016 Updated: August 23, 2016

OLHSA was recently awarded a grant totaling $10.8 million from the Department of Health & Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start, to continue to run Early Head Start and Head Start programs in Oakland County.

Through the grant 909 children will be served through the Head Start program for three and four year olds, and 206 children will be served in the Early Head Start program for pregnant women, newborns and children up to two years old. The grant project period is for 5 years starting July 1, 2016 and ending in June 30, 2021.

Previously, Head Start offered primarily half-day classes. A shift in the grant and program structure will now allow OLHSA to provide full-day classes for all preschool children. Head Start is center-based, 18 locations throughout Oakland County, and Early Head Start will offer full-day, center-based programs as well as home-based options.

To learn more about OLHSA’s early childhood services, please visit www.olhsa.org/earlychildhoodprograms.