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Preschool Programs: Early Head Start, Head Start, Great Start Readiness Program

At Starfish, we believe that early learning has lifelong benefits.

We are actively enrolling for center- and home-based preschool programs. Contact us: 844-849-5437.

The best education possible!

We’re committed to providing the best education possible for our youngest children, and one that supports the whole child and the whole family.  Whole child includes mental, physical, social, and emotional development.

  • Did you know? Essential brain development occurs during the first three years of a child’s life. As such, the years before kindergarten are critical, and Starfish is here for every step of that journey.

  • Who is eligible for Starfish preschool? We offer free (must be income-eligible) preschool for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.

Starfish preschool includes:

  • Center-based and home-based programs

  • A quality curriculum that follows HighScope™, which is based on interactive, hands-on learning, and individual creativity.

  • Dedicated, caring, and professional teaching staff—100% of our teachers have an associate's, bachelor’s, master’s degree and/or Child Development (CDA) credentials

  • Low child-to-staff ratio, which means more individual attention

  • Medical and dental check-ups

  • Parenting supports to include the whole family in early learning

  • Opportunity for parents to volunteer in the classroom

What is home-based preschool?

  • We bring the school to you—in the comfort of your own home!

  • Focusing on: pregnant moms-to-be and pregnant moms with children ages birth to three

  • A certified and trained Starfish staffer will arrange biweekly visits with you and your children year-round.

  • One-on-one and customized plan based on YOUR needs. This might include:

    • Prenatal information

    • Emotional & social support

    • Referrals and resources

Call us today to learn more: 844-849-KIDS (5437)

Early Education Collaboration: Thrive by Five

Thrive by Five Detroit is a collaborative partnership between four Detroit social service agencies:



Our goal? To offer an innovative model of Head Start and Early Head Start to families in Detroit.

  • What is the Starfish role? We operate as the lead agency and fiduciary.

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