Head Start is a federal program for preschool children from low-income families. The Early Head Start program is open to infants, toddler's ages 0-3 years, and pregnant women. Head Start children must be 3 years old by Sept. 1 of each school year. Applicants must meet federal income guidelines and preference given to members of a federally recognized tribe.
The Sault Ste. Marie program provides part-day, part-year classrooms that operate September through May and the Sault Tribe Child Care Center offers a full-day, full-year classroom. St. Ignace is an extended day program offering 7-hour sessions September through June, Monday through Thursday.