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Request for Qualifications: Early Childhood Services


Early Childhood Services Advertisement Services


July 30th, 2019

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) is seeking requests from qualified advertising firms to create and disseminate media to promote open Head Start positions offered within OLHSA. This request requires the advertising firm to submit to the OLHSA Team Leader all appropriate technical, business data and information...

Give your own future a head start. OLHSA Head Start Assistant Teacher: Alphonso Gilmore

Alphonso Gilmore, Assistant Teacher

Give your own future a head start.

I’ve taken an interesting path to becoming a teacher. I started out as a custodian 14 years ago. As part of my job, I’d go in the classroom to clean. I got to know the kids and they got to know me. "Everybody would say, You should try out teaching."


 I had never thought about it, but then something clicked. I’ve been an...

Do what you dream. OLHSA Head Start Teacher Story: Adriana Amal

Adriana Amal, Assistant Teacher

Do what you dream.

When I was little, I would stand in front of the mirror and I would see myself as a teacher. My parents were teachers and it was always something I wanted to do. Day by day, this dream grew inside of me. When I finished high school, I was ready to study to become a teacher. I received a Bachelor’s degree for preschool teaching in my home country of Albania.



Do something that matters. - Head Start Teacher Story: LaStarra Fitzgerald

LaStarra Fitzgerald, Lead Teacher

Do something that matters.

In my first year, we had a student that we had seen only three times because he was going through brain surgery. He couldn't come back to school until he healed. We didn’t want him or his guardian to feel left out, so when we had special holidays, the kids and I made him cards. 

This student came back the last three days of the school year and he was so excited...

OLHSA is accepting Request for Proposals for weatherization and minor home/mobile repair contracting services

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) is accepting Request for Proposal for weatherization contracting services in Oakland & Livingston Counties. Minimum requirements: Licensed and insured, 3 yrs. exp. in weatherization preferred; ownership of a blower door and blown in-insulation equipment required.

OLHSA is also soliciting for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) minor home/mobile repair contracting services. Minimum requirements: licensed and insured, 3 yrs. exp....

Livingston County Septic Assistance Program

Do you live in Livingston County and need assistance with your septic system? OLHSA can help. Services offered include:
  • Septic field/tank replacement
  • Tank pumping
  • Continuous pump and haul systems
  • Payment of operational and maintenance fees
Call 517-546-8500 for more details!



Early Head Start and Head Start 2017-2018 Annual Report

It has been an incredible year for our Head Start and Early Head Start programs here at OLHSA. From transitioning from half-day to full-day services to placing second in Discovery Education’s Smart from the Start contest, our Head Start programs have exceeded standards and truly made a difference in the lives of children in Oakland County.

We are proud to report that, as of 2018, OLHSA’s Head Start classrooms are at or above the national average in all areas of the Classroom Assessment...

Bridges Out of Poverty closes the gap

OLHSA recently hosted a Bridges Out of Poverty (BOP) workshop in Howell for over 50 guests, including educators, librarians, business people, first responders, media and elected officials. The goal was to develop a cohesive approach to poverty education and services in our community. 

The workshop provided tangible ways that these...

Janice Smith is named OLHSA Early Childhood Services Director

OLHSA announced in July that Janice Smith has been named Early Childhood Services Director, where she will oversee the OLHSA programs designed to make sure children have access to the nutritional, medical, and educational services they need.  These programs, which include Early Head Start, Head Start, Great Start Readiness Program, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and other family resources, offer assistance in...

Summer Youth Employment enjoys a successful summer

OLHSA’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) once again taught participants about gardening, the importance of park cleanup,  eliminating invasive species, employment readiness and more. However it’s not all work and no play, as participants also learned through recreational activities such as nature hikes, disc golf, archery, and biking. The youth also completed tours, including one at Oakland University....