Michigan Head Start Association News

Early Ed Advocates Fight for Budget Priority

EDUCATION WEEK (March 29, 2017) -- When the Trump administration released its budget blueprint earlier this month, it noted that early care and education ranked among its "highest priorities." But the federal preschool program Head Start was a notable omission in the few pages devoted to the U.S.... read more

Genesee County Receives $5.5 Million for Early Head Start

FLINT, Mich. (March 20, 2017) – Genesee County and the Genesee Intermediate School District (ISD) will start providing additional Early Head Start services to the children and families of the Flint area thanks to $5.5 million in combined federal dollars secured by Sens. Debbie Stabenow, Gary Peters... read more

W. Michigan Head Starts Gain $4.6 Million in Fed Dollars

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (MLive.com)-- Early childhood education programs in Grand Rapids and Muskegon will together receive $4.6 million in federal funding. The Department of Health and Human Services awarded $1.95 million to the Grand Rapids Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative to support its Early... read more

A Probing Mind

Researcher Gilliam Unravels Data Behind Preschool Expulsions, Offering Hope for Improving Outcomes for Children of Color (March 2, 2017) – Exhibiting a probing mind brimming with questions and a persistence to match, Yale University researcher Walter S. Gilliam, Ph.D., detailed how he came to learn... read more

Poyner Encourages Head Start to Fight for Children

'These Children are just looking for Someone to Anchor their Rocky Boats' - Dr. Poyner (March 2, 2017) -- At only 6 years old, Kevin challenged everything she knew about good teaching practices. The most trying child in her classroom, he exasperated her, and was infamous throughout the school for... read more