An integrative approach focused on:
- Research based curriculum
- Early literacy
- Individualized early childhood education
- Services for pregnant women
- Parent engagement and family goal setting
- Oral, nutrition and physical health
- Mental health and disability support
- Services for dual-language learners
Early Head Start, 0-3
- Year-round services for pregnant women, infants and toddlers, up to age 3
- Child care center classrooms
- Family child care home providers
- Home visiting model
Head Start Preschool, 3-5
- School year services
- Great Start Readiness Program blended services
See the below list of documentation requirements for online application. You can submit these documents at the end of your online application or it can be sent at a later time after a Head Start staff member contacts you to discuss your application.
Documents required for application
Last year's W2 or tax return
Most recent pay stubs from all income sources
Proof of cash assistance (if applicable)
Child support (if applicable)
Proof of SSI (if applicable)
Proof of SNAP benefits (if applicable)
NOTE: If you are applying for a foster child, submit the paperwork for foster placement in lieu of the above list of income documents.
Other documents required
Birth certificate or green card for child applying
Proof of residency (utility bill, drivers license)
Child's IFSP / IEP (if applicable)
Proof of parent/guardian school credit hours and/or work hours (if requested from a Head Start staff member)
For ages 0 - 3 applying for a center based or family child care placement: We will require your decision letter or proof that you have applied for CDC (Child Development and Care) through the State of Michigan, if applicable.
Eligibility requirement touchpoints
- Household income must be at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
- Must be a pregnant mother or family with children under age 0-5
- Applications are being accepted year-round for pregnant women, infants, toddlers and preschoolers for all Macomb County communities.
- Back To School Guide
- Head Start Parent Handbook
- Early Head Start Parent Handbook
- Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Overview
Parents’ Policy Council meeting minutes
- The Parent Policy Council is the formal structure by which Head Start parents, as elected representatives can work cooperatively with staff to design policy, provide leadership and assist in establishing and monitoring the long-term direction of the Head Start Program. The Parent Policy Council consists of elected parent representatives from the classrooms/homes and Community Representatives from outside agencies.
Helpful links and articles
- 2021-2022 Head Start 0-5 Annual Report
- 2020-2021 Head Start 0-5 Annual Report
- 2019-2020 Head Start 0-5 Annual Report
- 2018-2019 Head Start 0-5 Annual Report
- 2017-2018 Head Start 0-5 Annual Report
- 2016-2017 Head Start 0-5 Annual Report
- 2015-2016 Head Start 0-5 Annual Report
- USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired, you may wish to utilize the Michigan Relay Service by calling 7-1-1 for assistance in placing a call to Macomb Community Action.
Macomb Community Action
21885 Dunham Road, Suite 10
Clinton Township, MI 48036
When emailing questions regarding services, please include your name, phone number or other contact information, and city of residence. This helps us to serve you more efficiently.