Gccard Head Start

Gccard Head Start This page is about our preschool program in Genesee County, Michigan. We serve pregnant moms and children aged 0-5. FREE, high quality program!

Our program provides comprehensive preschool services to children aged 0-5 in Genesee County. We are a provider of Head Start and GSRP classrooms and homebase services to 3 and 4 year olds in the following school districts: Atherton, Bendle, Bentley, Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flushing, Genesee, Grand Blanc, Kearsley, Lake Fenton, Otisville, Linden, Montrose, Mt. Morris, Swartz Creek, and Westwood Heights. We provide center based Early Head Start full day classrooms for 0-3 year old children in the Atherton, Bentley, Clio, Fenton, Flint, Flushing, Genesee, Grand Blanc, Kearsley, Linden, Montrose, Mt. Morris, Swartz Creek, and Westwood Heights school districts. We also provide homebase services to the 0-3 year old children in all school districts through Genesee county except Carman Ainsworth and Bendle. Beecher Early Head Start is also a delegate program of ours - please contact Nerita at Beecher schools to enroll there. These programs are provided through a grant awarded by the Federal Government as well as a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education and the Maternal/Infant Home Visiting Program.

Mission: Head Start is a program that advocates, supports and provides comprehensive quality services for children and families through community and family partnerships.

FYI!!
06/04/2019

FYI!!

Mobile Food Pantry June's dates by location are:

Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 Ballenger Highway
-- June 3, at 10 a.m.
-- June 10, at 10 a.m.
-- June 17, at 10 a.m.
-- June 24, at 10 a.m.
Asbury United Methodist Church, 1653 Davison Road
-- June 4, at 10 a.m.
-- June 11, at 10 a.m.
-- June 18, at 10 a.m.
-- June 25, at 10 a.m.
Greater Holy Temple, 6702 N. Dort Highway
-- June 6, at 10 a.m.
-- June 13, at 10 a.m.
-- June 20, at 10 a.m.
-- June 27, at 10 a.m.
My Brother’s Keeper, 601 N. Saginaw St.
-- June 7, at 10 a.m.
Flint Muslim Food Pantry, 4400 S. Saginaw St.
-- June 8, at 9 a.m.
Second Chance Church, 5306 North St.
-- June 15, at 9 a.m.
Hispanic Tech Center, 2101 Lewis St.
-- June 19, at 10 a.m.
St. Luke’s New Life Center, 3115 Lawndale Ave.
-- June 21, at 10 a.m.
Urban Renaissance Center, 2505 N. Chevrolet Ave.
-- June 25, at 11 a.m.
Divine Revelations, 6815 Verdun St.
-- June 28, at 1 p.m.

05/31/2019

Preliminary counts say 583 enrolled kids attended our crossroads field trip today! Thanks to families for coming and for all the help of the staff and crossroads staff for an amazing day!!!

05/30/2019

Tomorrow is crossroads field trip! Looks like we will have a beautiful day! Bring sunscreen and bug spray and of course your ticket! If you are on that 9:30 train, I advise you to arrive at 8:45. All other trains I would try to arrive closer to 9:40 to get through our lines. The park opens at 10 am with the exception of those riding that 9:30 train. See you tomorrow!

05/27/2019

Happy Memorial Day particularly to those of you who lost family members of the armed forces. Thinking of you and grateful for your sacrifices today and every day!

We extend sincere thanks to the Hagerman Foundation for contributing to our program! Check this out!!!  Moving Flint for...
05/15/2019

We extend sincere thanks to the Hagerman Foundation for contributing to our program! Check this out!!! Moving Flint forward!!!

Soon, this playground will be renewed and ready for play! The Hagerman Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Genesee County Community Action Resource Department (GCCARD) Early Head Start program held at Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village. Last year, we visited our friends at SBEV and knew right away we could make an impact by giving their youngest students new play equipment! We can't wait to return and help prepare the way! #PlayandLearnTogether #FlintFwd

05/12/2019

Happy Mother’s Day!

Head Start
05/09/2019

Head Start

Head Start teaching staff are super heroes! Every day, they play a pivotal role in shaping our children’s lives, inspiring a lifelong love of learning and discovery and making a difference in their well-being and long-term success. This Teacher Appreciation Week, we send an extra special thank you for all that you do! #ThankATeacher

This is teacher appreciation week and our administration wishes to express sincere appreciation to our front line staff....
05/06/2019

This is teacher appreciation week and our administration wishes to express sincere appreciation to our front line staff...to the teachers who care so deeply for our kids and families. You matter and your impact on these impressionable minds is beyond measure. Thank you for your dedication!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all the incredible teachers who are committed to the Head Start belief that every child, regardless of circumstance at birth, has the ability to succeed in school and in life. Thank you for your dedication.

Hey everyone!  Check this out!
05/02/2019

Hey everyone! Check this out!

Call us today to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will also be accepted!

Flint Public Library
04/10/2019

Flint Public Library

Just for wee ones ages 1-4, let's get messy!

Good sleep routines are super important.  This article states that even families who didn’t have strong bedtime routin...
03/20/2019
Children with 'Nonregular Bedtimes' May Have 'More Behavioral Difficulties,' Study Finds

Good sleep routines are super important. This article states that even families who didn’t have strong bedtime routines saw behavior improvement when they did implement it. Need more info? Ask your family service staff, child’s teacher, or one of our mental health staff.

A recently resurfaced study from 2013 found that "having regular bedtimes during early childhood is an important influence on children's behavior"

Check this out!  Free, educational, and fun!!
03/19/2019

Check this out! Free, educational, and fun!!

Have you heard about For-Mar’s NEW Children’s Book Nook and Literacy Backpacks!

The Literacy Backpacks include books that will be changed seasonally, activities and fun educational tools... ready to be taken out out on the trails, so you and your little Nature lover can read and explore the outdoors together!

Check out is free, all you will need is you license or ID.

Special thanks goes out to the Friend of For-Mar who helped with funding this project and the For-Mar staff and volunteer, Rose who help get this project up and rolling.

03/15/2019

We are hopeful that you all are safe following the tornado tonight. Feel free to mark yourself safe here and please contact us if you are enrolled and have experienced loss due to this storm. We are happy to help you if we can.

Hey guys!  This free conference is happening at Mott community college on April 17.  We are told you will be there for a...
03/11/2019

Hey guys! This free conference is happening at Mott community college on April 17. We are told you will be there for a few hours that morning, a half day event. The flyer has info about how to register. Hope some of the awesome dads/grandpas/male influences of our kids can attend this!

Happy international women’s day to all of you staff and parents/guardians!
03/08/2019
National Head Start Association

Happy international women’s day to all of you staff and parents/guardians!

Happy International Women's Day! Today, we are celebrating the Head Start community’s commitment to supporting the millions of women who care, teach, support, and prioritize children , even before they are born.

City of Flint
03/08/2019

City of Flint

For the ENTIRE month of March, 9am-3pm, GCCARD located at 2727 Lippincott blvd will be giving out FREE commodities (no income limit).

If you are 60 (and over), you may qualify for other programs.

For more information: 810-789-3746

FYI!!
03/02/2019

FYI!!

For the ENTIRE month of March, 9am-3pm, GCCARD located at 2727 Lippincott blvd will be giving out FREE commodities (no income limit).

If you are 60 (and over), you may qualify for other programs.

For more information: 810-789-3746

02/22/2019

Thanks to the 286 kids and parents who attended today, Our awesome dj who donated his time, equipment and skills, our community partners blue cross complete and MSU extension, west flint church of the Nazarene for their space, and our awesome staff for the amazing work you all did! I think everyone had a great time!

Photos from Gccard Head Start's post
02/22/2019

Photos from Gccard Head Start's post

Don’t forget to attend the royal ball Friday from 930 to 1130 or 1 to 3.  It’s gonna be a ball!
02/21/2019

Don’t forget to attend the royal ball Friday from 930 to 1130 or 1 to 3. It’s gonna be a ball!

02/18/2019

Reminder, no school Monday (tomorrow). Happy Presidents Day!

Special thanks to our parent and community volunteers!  We accepted this award in honor of the amazing ways you reach ou...
02/08/2019
Celebrating champions for children in Genesee County

Special thanks to our parent and community volunteers! We accepted this award in honor of the amazing ways you reach out to these sweet little ones of Genesee County. Thanks for your time and extraordinary efforts...volunteering matters and you are appreciated today and every day!

More than 1,000 people gathered for the Children's Champion Breakfast to celebrate over 150 nominees who do just that each and every day in our community.

02/01/2019

Reminder: staff report as normal tomorrow, don’t forget we have a staff meeting at 8:30 downtown. See you there (carpool if you can-parking was crazy last month!)

01/30/2019

Our program is closed tomorrow again. Staff need not report until normal start time for Friday’s staff meeting.

01/29/2019

We have just received word that non-essential County programming will be closed starting today at 5 pm until Thursday at 10am. GCCARD Head Start Staff need not report until 10 am on Thursday.

01/28/2019

Our building is closing at noon today. Be safe everyone!

01/28/2019

Interviews scheduled for tomorrow, Monday January 28 are cancelled. We will call you to reschedule. We want our parents, staff and those being interviewed to stay safe tomorrow.

Attention parents:  Grand Blanc Head Start and Early Head Start will be closed tomorrow (Monday, January 27).  Most of t...
01/28/2019
Flint, Michigan News, Weather, Sports | ABC12 WJRT

Attention parents: Grand Blanc Head Start and Early Head Start will be closed tomorrow (Monday, January 27). Most of the school districts have already cancelled classes for tomorrow. Grand Blanc schools had a records day scheduled, so the district will probably not post a closure for tomorrow. For other school districts, check www.abc12.com for weather related closures.

ABC12 WJRT | Flint, Michigan | News, Weather, Sports

01/21/2019

Reminder: No school tomorrow for Martin Luther King, jr day. Our office is also closed while we observe.

Check this out!
01/18/2019

Check this out!

Reminder:  check your favorite news outlet for school closings.  I just checked ABC12.com and found I think all of the d...
01/16/2019
Flint, Michigan News, Weather, Sports | ABC12 WJRT

Reminder: check your favorite news outlet for school closings. I just checked ABC12.com and found I think all of the districts that we operate in are closed, which means our classrooms would also be closed. Our main office will be open unless the county closes, so call the main number, 810-235-5613, if you need to speak to Head Start staff today. Have a great day today!

ABC12 WJRT | Flint, Michigan | News, Weather, Sports

01/08/2019

Male Involvement Bowling - Call 810-235-5613 to sign your enrolled child and their dad/uncle/grandpa/important male figure up! We always have such a great time at this event - don't delay - today is the last day for sign up! Tell the secretary you are calling for male involvement bowling and she will connect you to the right person!

Call today!
12/28/2018

Call today!

We currently have funds available for Energy Assistance. See the flyer below for further details, and feel free to spread the word!

Come join our team!  We have a few opportunities still available....HS Preschool teacher, HS teacher assistant, and EHS ...
12/14/2018
Employment Opportunities

Come join our team! We have a few opportunities still available....HS Preschool teacher, HS teacher assistant, and EHS primary caregiver along with subs and lunch aids. Apply online through our website http://www.gccardheadstart.com/index.php/employment.html or come to our downtown office. We have an amazing staff, excellent benefits and a ton of fun!

GCCARD Head Start

11/26/2018

Don’t forget to check to see if your child’s head start or early head start is closed for inclement weather...abc12 or Nbc25news already shows many Genesee County schools are closed. If the district is closed, so are we!

11/21/2018

Our office and classrooms will be closed Thursday and Friday. We will reopen on Monday. Have a great holiday...gobble ‘til you wobble!

11/20/2018

Opportunities abound! ********
Want to get some new tools to help you with difficult child behaviors? Call Sherry today at 810235-5613 to reserve your spot for tomorrow from 10-12 at Vern van Y school -topic: “Raising Resilient Children”.
********And / Or *********
Interested in home ownership? Call Cora at 810-235-5613 to reserve your spot at our home ownership workshop for Saturday Dec 1 from 9-3 at Vern Van Y (limited childcare and lunch are provided).
*****Don’t miss these opportunities!!*****

Address

601 North Saginaw Street, Suite 1B
Flint, MI
48502

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(810) 235-5613

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