Free Head Start Preschool 
Orchard View Community Education Center 1765 Ada Ave. 


Half-day (3.5 hr)
Monday – Thursday 
Choose: Morning or Afternoon

All-day (7.5 hr) 
Monday – Thursday 

*Transportation may be available 
* Meals provided 

All children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before December 1st of the current school year.


Families qualify based on income, special needs and family life experience factors 


To get started, download and fill out the application below. Once filled out, please contact the Head Start Office at 231-760-1787 to set up an appointment. 

The following documents are required:

Birth Certificate:
you must provide your child’s certified birth certificate. Certificates may be obtained from the county building (county in which your child was born).

Immunization Records:
Official MCIR (Michigan Care Improvement Registry) from physicians office.

Proof of Income: 
Proof of the last 12 months of income or last years income tax return or W-2 form.

Health Insurance Card:
Medicaid, BCBS, etc.

Dental Examination

Health Forms:
A green health form will be provided at the application appointment and is available at your doctor’s office. a physical examination is required. Immunizations are available for a fee at the Muskegon County Health Department, 209 E. Apple Ave.

Hearing and Vision: 
Tests are available at the Muskegon County Health Department. Call 724-6311 for an appointment

Proof of Residency:
Copy of the most recent utility bill including name and address.

For more information or to enroll: call 231-760-1787 or email