STORIES


Stories of growth, stories of impact, stories from our community.

Supporting Social-Emotional Needs at Head Start

Social-emotional support for kids, families and agency staff has been a key focus on Head Start Innovation Fund investments. Several key agencies, including the two that serve all of Macomb...

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Supporting New Moms at Head Start

With a larger number of Early Head Start seats available in Detroit for newborns, the Innovation Fund made some key, early investments for agencies to better support and connect to...

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Building a Pipeline of Teachers for Head Start

The Head Start Innovation Fund has supported a variety of strategies to build the pipeline of teachers into the system, allowing different agencies to test different models. One approach, built...

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Mr. Quevie: A Head Start Superhero

One target population for the Head Start Innovation Fund’s talent recruitment efforts has been men. While men have not traditionally been encouraged to pursue careers in early childhood education, they...

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Special Needs Being Met At Head Start

Part of the Head Start Innovation Fund’s work has been to bridge systems. While Detroit Public Schools is not a direct provider of Head Start, they are a critical partner...

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Increasing Collaboration, Recruitment, and Retention at Head Start

Cheryl McFall has been a Head Start booster for many years: first as a mother with five children in Head Start classrooms. Then inspired, she became a Head Start teacher...

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Children of the Rising Sun Strengthen Early Childhood Education

Children of the Rising Sun’s mission is to strengthen early childhood educational opportunities and services to improve the quality of life for Detroit and the surrounding communities. The organization consists...

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In General

Detroit Head Start Recruiting for 30+ Positions at May 9 Job Fair

Talent Recruitment Campaign Highlights Value of Early Childhood Educators DETROIT, May 1, 2017 – Attracting and retaining qualified staff, especially teachers, is critical to ensuring that children who attend Head...

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In Press Release

Head Start Innovation Fund Announces New Grant Awards of $1.5 Million to Support Parents and Teachers

Latest round of funding from $11 million, five-year project that includes Detroit and tri-counties focuses on innovation and collaboration DETROIT – The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan today announced that...

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In Press Release

Detroit program serves as model for other programs across the country WDET 101.9

Detroit is helping to lead the way on a new model for the early childhood learning program Head Start. Officials say just two years into a five-year pilot program, the...

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