Early learning no-cost opportunities are locally available for preschool students through the Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) Head Start program.
GLCAP Head Start offers no-cost, full-day preschool and childcare that focuses on kindergarten readiness, socialization, and other important developmental needs for children and families. Centers are located in Ottawa, Lucas, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood counties.
While eligibility is based on federal poverty guidelines, program staff consider each family’s situation and assist them in finding the best option for their family’s circumstances. Children in foster care or identified as homeless are also eligible, regardless of income.
Children with disabilities are welcome and accommodated at all centers. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to call for details.
In Ottawa County, Head Start program centers are: Port Clinton Early Childhood Center, 1848 E. Perry St., Port Clinton (419-734-1452); and Genoa Early Childhood Center, 1224 West St., Genoa (419-855-3931. For a complete list of centers, or for more information call 1-800-775-9767 or visit www.glcap.org/headstart.