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What Are My Local Preschool Options?

Attending a high quality early childhood program prepares children to be successful in kindergarten and beyond. Experts agree that children who have quality early learning experiences are better prepared to be successful in school and throughout life.


Oakland County's FREE preschool opportunities, Head Start and the Great Start Readiness Program, both use research-based curriculum to prepare children both academically and socially for success in school.

Head Start is the free, federal government-funded preschool program for 3- and 4-year olds.

Great Start Readiness Program is the free, state government-funded preschool program for 4-year olds.

Questions About Your Child's Development?

If you are concerned about your child's development, don't worry...but don't wait.



  • For ages 0-3: Call Early On-Oakland at (248) 209-2084.
  • For ages 3 and up: Call Project Find at (248) 209-2388.
  • Or contact your local school district.


Great Start Readiness Program

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What if My Child Is Not Eligible?

Most areas offer different tuition-based programs. For a listing of licensed programs, call Oakland Child Coordinating Council at (248) 333-9545 or click on the link below to be connected to Great Start Connect.

Great Start Connect is a directory of all quality childcare and preschool in Michigan. Great Start to Quality makes it easier, giving you the power to make a smart, informed decision and the confidence of knowing your child is in the very best hands.



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