Genesee Intermediate School District's Center for Countywide Programs staff delivers free, high quality Early Head Start and Head Start classes and services to Genesee county children, ages birth to five, who meet eligibility guidelines.
GISD Head Start preschool is available to children ages three to five in the Flint, Carman-Ainsworth, and Beecher school districts. GISD Early Head Start is available to Flint children, ages birth to three, who have been affected by the Flint water crisis.
Children who attend a high quality program in the years before kindergarten are better prepared for school academically, socially, and emotionally. GISD Head Start programs utilize a research-based curriculum in a supportive learning environment to support families with having their children ready for school. Parent involvement is encouraged.
Head Start is a federally-funded preschool program with outcomes that prepare children to enter kindergarten with emotional readiness and social competence; the ability to approach their own learning; the ability to communicate with their peers and the adults around them; and an understanding of general, age-appropriate knowledge.