Head Start Preschool

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The Orchard View Head Start Preschool is a federally funded FREE program for children who are 3 and 4 years old on or before December 1st of the current Preschool year.

Morning or afternoon 3.5 hour sessions and all day sessions are available Monday through Friday to families who qualify based on income and special needs.  There are all day (7 hour) Monday through Friday  classroom sessions available as well.

Head Start provides individualized learning, health services, free transportation, meals and snacks, as well as social services. Activities are centered around stories, art, music, math, science, and play. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend class and participate in family activities. Family involvement is a big part of your child’s participation in Head Start.

A Head Start is Important!
Research shows that the first step to your child’s success is being well prepared for kindergarten. This is Head Start’s mission – making sure your child will succeed in kindergarten and beyond!

Call today to begin your child on his or her exciting journey toward a bright future.

For more information or to ENROLL: Call 231-760-1787 or email nancy.mabrito@orchardview.org

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The Head Start program is located at:
1765 Ada Ave
Muskegon, MI 49442

To get started, fill out the application below. Once filled out please contact the Head Start Office at 231-760-1787 to set up an appointment.  Please bring in the following items to the appointment:  Child’s Birth Certificate, Child’s Immunization Record, Child’s Insurance Card,  Health Appraisal Form (Available in the Head Start and Great Start Readiness Office) and proof of residency (current utility bill including name and address).

OV Preschool 2019-20 Application

Parent Surveys from the 2016-17 school year

Food Served in Head Start:

  • “She never complains and talks about vegetables she eats daily.”
  • “Glad they have to try new things.”

Favorite Part of Head Start:

  • “The learning aspect – I feel like my child is learning something new every day.”
  • “That everyone is so nice.  They treat the kids great.”
  • “My son interacting with other children.”
  • Seeing my child learn and grow.”
  • “The teachers and staff were awesome.”

If you have any questions, please call 760-1787.


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