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!
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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.

Operating as usual

11/12/2020

Our program is closed for Friday, November 13 as we celebrate Veteran's Day. Many thanks to all who have served and contributed to the freedom we all enjoy.

Resource ALERT:  Michigan’s coronavirus relief dollars are making sure low-income households have hot and cold water, at...
10/08/2020
Michigan offering household plumbing repairs for remainder of 2020

Resource ALERT: Michigan’s coronavirus relief dollars are making sure low-income households have hot and cold water, at least one working toilet, a shower, a kitchen faucet and a laundry tub. Interior, exterior, well and septic plumbing work are covered.

Residents can take advantage of the program through December 30, 2020. Call GCCARD today at (810) 232-2185 to find out if you qualify!

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is providing financial assistance for plumbing repairs that ensure safe and efficient access to water.

Hey families-check this out!  Our partner, MSU Extension has some great trainings available to you for free!  Take advan...
10/05/2020

Hey families-check this out! Our partner, MSU Extension has some great trainings available to you for free! Take advantage if you can!

09/30/2020

We were having trouble with our phones this morning. We apologize for the inconvenience and the problem is now resolved.

FYI!
09/11/2020

FYI!

Please share and help make sure that every child in need has a gift to open Christmas morning. Thank you (-:

Beginning Thur, Sept 10th at 7pm, MSU Extension will be offering a free online parenting/caregiver five week workshop se...
09/03/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Guiding Principles Morning. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Beginning Thur, Sept 10th at 7pm, MSU Extension will be offering a free online parenting/caregiver five week workshop series entitled "Guiding Principles for Highly Successful Parenting". The workshop series will be conducted by MSU Extension Early Childhood Educators and will be held from 7 to 8:30pm via Zoom for 5 consecutive weeks. The series will also run in the mornings beginning on Wed, Sept 16th at 10am. Each series is separate, and parents/caregivers only need to register for 1 of the series. A link to register for either workshop series is provided on the individual fliers. The workshop series are provided FREE of charge and participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion.
The registration links are below for each workshop series.

September 10th Evenings:

https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YBZgHo4ORhSp5mVp1EkI0w

September 16th Mornings:

https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_luTS1gOUS-elgQedSUhHRg

Guiding Principles for Highly Successful Parenting is a five week parenting series to help you explore ways that you can be highly effective in raising your kids to be successful in school and in life. This class is meant for parents and caregivers of toddlers to teens and will explore: Developing f...

Hey guys, this is a great opportunity for the men (dads, grandpas, etc) in our program to talk about man stuff.  If you ...
08/21/2020

Hey guys, this is a great opportunity for the men (dads, grandpas, etc) in our program to talk about man stuff. If you have the time to commit to this program, I recommend it! See the flyer for how to sign up!

Are you a Dad? Or do you know a male who is raising children in Genesee County? We have 6 week Nurturing Fathers programing and Dad's Cafes starting September 1st! They are open to any male actively involved with raising kids in Genesee County- no income or program requirements.
https://bit.ly/3g6APHU

www.events.anr.msu.edu/npavirtual  Thanks to one of our families for bringing this to our attention - some great offerin...
07/08/2020
MSU Extension Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs

www.events.anr.msu.edu/npavirtual Thanks to one of our families for bringing this to our attention - some great offerings such as "Spend Less, Eat Healthy" and "Healthy Snacking on the Go", etc. Sign up for courses you are interested in today! :)

MSU Extension nutrition and physical activity programs provide participants with tips and tricks to include healthy choices into any lifestyle and budget.

06/24/2020
06/24/2020
06/21/2020

Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads and grandpas and uncles, etc that we get to work with every day!! You make such a difference in your children’s lives!

06/15/2020
Genesee County Community Action Resource Department

FYI!!

IN NEED OF UTILITY, RENT/MORTGAGE, OR BURIAL ASSISTANCE RELATED TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS?

GCCARD currently has funds available via the Neighborhood Service Center (NSC) for utilities, rent/mortgage, and burial assistance for COVID related emergencies. SER decision notice is not needed. The hotline number is (810-768-4675) The hotline hours of operation are Monday – Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Please let me know if you are in need of further details. Thank you!

06/15/2020

Attention Residents of Genesee County: Our office is starting to operate again. Our phones are operational 8-4, Monday-Friday. We are limiting exposure for our staff by asking them to work from home every other day, with a rotating schedule. So if you call, you may be directed to leave a voice mail for our staff, who will return your call hopefully the following business day.
Our office is open to the public by appointment only and only as absolutely necessary. Please take pictures and email documentation to our staff or mail/fax information to our office when possible. To limit exposure, 15 minutes appointments will be available to those who call ahead for an appointment. Parents/guardians are asked to limit, when possible, to just one parent entering our building. We will ask you to remain outside or in your car until the time of the appointment. You will then ring our buzzer (located on the Southeast corner of our building, facing Saginaw Street) and tell the front desk that you are here for your appointment and include the name of the staff person you are here to see. The front desk will call the staff person down to assist you. You will be required to wear a mask in our building and will be screened for COVID symptoms including having your temperature taken. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to our office for an appointment until your symptoms have improved, you are 3 days without a fever and fever-reducing medications, and it has been 10 days since your symptoms first appeared. We thank you in advance for helping to keep our staff and other families safe during this pandemic.

06/09/2020

To GCCARD Head Start Families and Staff,
Recently, the media has described the murder of George Floyd, an African American man in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It seems that George Floyd was the victim of police brutality and highlights the ever present racial discrimination that is widely experienced in our Nation. In times like this, we mourn along with Mr. Floyd’s family and the rest of the community and we take time to listen to our community, staff, and families to hear ways that we might improve ourselves personally and professionally. We pledge to continue our efforts to fight discrimination wherever we see it and help to raise a culture of acceptance for people regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, political affiliation, beliefs, or sexual orientation and will always take affirmative action to ensure that applicants to our program and employees are treated equally. This stand is not new to us – we have never tolerated discrimination of any kind. Head Start was founded with a mission to empower marginalized Americans by partnering with families to prepare their children for success in school and life. Today we stand with the millions across our nation who say that racism and prejudice must never be tolerated in any form.

FYI families!  This is exciting news from Little Lambs Closet!
06/08/2020

FYI families! This is exciting news from Little Lambs Closet!

Appointments for Parking Lot Pick Up are available! Go to https://LLCMCapts.as.me/ParkingLotPickUp fill out the form for your needs, choose a date and time and we will meet you in the lot at your apt time with your items! Times are Weds 11-2pm, 6-8p and Thursdays 11-2pm. Openings for this week are still available.

06/04/2020

It’s almost zoom concert time! See you there at 10! If you don’t have the zoom Id, reach out to your child’s teacher in our program!

Another great resource for families!
05/27/2020

Another great resource for families!

05/25/2020

Thanks to all who have a close family member who passed while defending our country. We remember their sacrifice today and every day. ❤️

We now have the capability to apply through our online portal without printing and sending our application!  Please shar...
05/14/2020
Application for GCCARD Head Start

We now have the capability to apply through our online portal without printing and sending our application! Please share widely, we want to serve eligible children and families and our recruitment has been extremely hindered due to the stay home orders. Thanks in advance for helping us get the word out...we can’t wait to be able to open up again! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwkGfqK048jUc4ighUlmeeUav_L1nBit1KUj0GbpPvyVUfcw/viewform

Thank you for your interest in our free program. Please fill out this survey - it will serve as your application for our program. You must also submit the following -Documentation of your family's income (2019 1040 or W2s, most recent pay stubs, SSI letter, DHHS letter for cash assistance, etc) -You...

Check this out...you’ll love it!
05/13/2020

Check this out...you’ll love it!

Help us spread the word about Music in the “Classroom” tomorrow night! Tag a parent, teacher, librarian, nanny, daycare worker, musician, or therapist to join. It’s FREE and we are making certificates of completion available.

05/10/2020

Happy Mother’s Day!

These are some excellent free resource options offered by our partner for families!  Feel free to sign up with them!
05/05/2020

These are some excellent free resource options offered by our partner for families! Feel free to sign up with them!

05/04/2020
Early Childhood TLC

Here’s another fun and active song your kids will love. They will especially love it if YOU do 3 with them! Enjoy!

"Do 3 with Me" is a fun game turned into a song. To play, you must first perform 3 separate movements. Then, you figure out how to perform all three movements at the same time. This funk version of "Do 3 with Me" provides 3 fun ways to play the game. Figure out how many different ways you can perform each one. The end of the song also challenges everyone to create "Do 3 with Me" challenges of their own. EC TLC also has a rendition titled, "Hip Hop 3 with Me." "Country 3 with Me" will be a song on the next album.

Flint Public Library
04/27/2020

Flint Public Library

Dear families, we are so sad to share this news with you.  We were hoping things might be better and we might be able to...
04/23/2020
Crossroads Village will close this summer for first time since 1976

Dear families, we are so sad to share this news with you. We were hoping things might be better and we might be able to go. While we respect their decision, for the health of our entire community, we admit to being heartbroken about it.

Crossroads Village will close for the summer season for the first time since it opened more than 40 years ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is fun, give it a try while it is free!
04/22/2020

This is fun, give it a try while it is free!

04/14/2020
Early Childhood TLC

Fun new music video from Early Childhood TLC! The Pointing Game-fun!!! Enjoy!

EC TLC has combined a classic rhyme with a bomb beat that mocks a chart topping song from the early 2000's. This might be the hottest early childhood song ever!! Both children and adults love getting down to "The Pointing Game!!"

04/07/2020
Learning through movement

Learning through movement

Hier wordt van alles geactiveerd; geheugen, coördinatie, middenlijn cross, spiegelen, creatief denken, richting, plezier, verwarring en vooral worden verbindingen gelegd in de hersenen. Makkelijk te maken en succes verzekerd. Geschikt voor alle leeftijden.

Some of Ms. Becky's sweet kiddos playing with sock puppets!  So much fun!
03/30/2020

Some of Ms. Becky's sweet kiddos playing with sock puppets! So much fun!

This cutie was excited for his home visitor Laura to “come” today.  (Not the traditional way she comes over, but providi...
03/26/2020

This cutie was excited for his home visitor Laura to “come” today. (Not the traditional way she comes over, but providing services and seeing each other none the less!). Special thanks to his mama for allowing us to share his cute face with you all today!

Here is an easy to understand one page version of what the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order means for us in Michigan availab...
03/24/2020

Here is an easy to understand one page version of what the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order means for us in Michigan available both English and Spanish.

We miss all of our families and hope everyone staying healthy and safe!

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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Comments

When is Orientation for Swartz Creek Area Preschool? When does preschool officially start?
Representin’ GCCARD Head Start ...got some goodies for the kids...apps...literature about our program for children birth-5 yrs old and including pregnant moms....Come on out and see us!!!! There are Activities for all walks of life- children to seniors...giveaways for Kids including free backpacks,bikes,haircuts...games and much more!!!
Las cuidadoras o maestras
Was visiting my family again in New Madrid, MO; thought about my HdSt fam! 😘🤷🏽‍♀️🇺🇸
Is it possible for the headstart home-based to get a field trip to Flint Children's Museum?
Keep up the good work!
Just wanted to remind all of the headstart teachers they are appreciated!
Ciniyah marshall