Early Childhood & Family Support


Telamon’s Early Childhood & Family Support offers families exemplary childcare services that ensure children start school ready to learn and succeed.

As children grow and prepare to succeed in school, parents are encouraged to actively participate in their education and strengthen family bonds.


Now accepting new applications for MI Head Start Programs!

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Receive high-quality early childhood education at your centers or in your home.

Telamon’s Early Childhood & Family Support program provides services to eligible families with children ages 2 weeks to 5 years in 10 Head Start centers.

Head Start is a comprehensive program that offers quality early education, parenting education, health and social-emotional wellness services (including for women before, during, and after pregnancy), nutrition education, and family support services.

While we guide the very young as they learn and play, we also share our expertise with parents. By actively participating in their children’s early education, parents enhance their development and create strong family bonds.

In Michigan, Telamon offers:

  • Early Migrant and Seasonal Head Start: Childcare and preschool for children of eligible farmworkers ages 0 to 5 years old

Center-Based Services

Each child receives a personalized educational program at the Head Start centers based on their specific strengths and needs. Through structured learning activities, play, and group learning experiences, children enter kindergarten with learning and social skills that rival that of their classmates.

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Head Start, created in 1965, is a federally funded school readiness program rooted in the idea that parents are their child’s most important teachers. All centers offer:

  • Education: Plan interactive learning experiences to help children grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Children learn and play through activities they initiate on their own.
  • Health: Provide vital services such as immunizations; dental, medical, mental health, and nutritional services; and early identification of health problems. The earlier a disability is detected, the better a child’s chances of succeeding in school and in life.
  • Parent Engagement: Encourage parents to participate in programs and workshops, serve in leadership roles, and volunteer with activities. Parents must be active partners in their child’s education.
  • Family Support: Seek to provide assistance if families have additional needs. By tackling challenges in a family’s life, we pave the way for success.

The programs are supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.*

Download the Michigan Head Start Annual Report.


If you’re looking for a quality early childhood center for your child, Telamon might have an opening for you. Our centers accept new families year-round — applying is as easy as knowing your A-B-Cs.


Apply to a Head Start center in your community.

Your local program will provide the required forms and answer your questions. It will tell you what documents you need to apply.



Take a copy of one of these documents to your enrollment meeting:

• Award letter (amount received) for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

• W-2 form or 1040 tax information

• Two recent pay stubs

• Unemployment statement

You’ll also need to provide a copy of at least one of the documents listed below:

• Certified birth certificate

• Hospital birth certificate

• Health department birth certificate

• Medicaid card


your eligibility.

Eligibility is based on family income at or below the poverty level. Families in other situations — including homelessness, children in foster care, or receiving SSI or TANF — are also eligible. Discuss your situation with a local center coordinator.

*In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Centers located in Allegan, Berrien, Kent, Manistee, Oceana, Ottawa, and VanBuren counties also serve children and families in surrounding areas.

Allegan County
  • Telamon MI Pullman Migrant Head Start • 893 55th Street, Pullman, MI 49450 (map) • 269-236-5266
Berrien County
  • Telamon MI Sodus Early Head Start and Migrant Head Start • 3922 Naomi Road, Sodus, MI 49126 (map) • 269-926-8800
  • Telamon MI Watervliet Migrant Head Start • 745 North M-140, Watervliet, MI 49098 (map) • 269-463-5610
Kent County
  • Telamon MI Kent City Migrant Head Start • 3385 Rusco Road, Kent City, MI 49330 (map) • 616-678-4382
Manistee County
  • Telamon MI Bear Lake Migrant Head Start • 10101 Nurnberger Road, Bear Lake, MI 49614 (map) • 231-864-3342
Oceana County
  • Telamon MI Hart Early Head Start and Migrant Head Start • 2354 East Polk Road, Hart, MI 49420 (map) • 231 861-4544
  • Telamon MI New Era Early Head Start and Migrant Head Start • 3656 West Grant Road, New Era, MI 49446 (map) • 231 861-4544
Ottawa County
  • Telamon MI Conklin Migrant Head Start • 3501 Sehler Road, Conklin, MI 49403 (map) • 616-899-5583
Van Buren County
  • Telamon MI Decatur Migrant Head Start • 80195 Co. Road 358, Decatur, MI 49045 (map) • 269-424-3521
  • Telamon MI Keeler Migrant Head Start • 89210 Co. Road 687, Hartford, MI 49057 (map) • 269-424-3521
State Administrative Office
  • Telamon Michigan Early Childhood and Family Support  • 416 North Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48912 (map) • 517-323-7002