Early Childhood Programs

An important part of OLHSA’s mission is helping young children fulfill their potential. We offer several programs designed to make sure children have access to the nutritional, medical, and educational services they need. Together these programs provide young children and their families with opportunities both in and out of the classroom; opportunities that they might not have otherwise. Many of these programs also offer support for the family since healthy childhood development depends just as much on strong family relationships and ready access to physicians as it does on having a positive classroom environment. Eligibility for these programs is determined primarily by income and age but special consideration is given to families of children with disabilities. OLHSA is there to lend a helping hand to parents who are ready to take the initiative in their child’s welfare.

How to Apply

Information on the materials you’ll need to enroll as well as eligibility guidelines for each program.


Early Head Start

A free service that helps parents make sure their children get what they need during some of the most critical stages of their development.

Head Start

A free preschool program designed to spark a child’s interest in learning.

Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) 

A free program for 4 year olds that helps prepare them for their future school career.

Woman, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Information and medical screening for pregnant women and very young children.

Family Resources

Programs offering support for low-income families with young children.

Oakland County Early Childhood Program Locations

Where to find these services.