Free Great Start Readiness program
Orchard View Early Elementary 2830 MacArthur Rd.

Times

All-day (7 hr) classroom sessions available
Monday – Thursday

* Parent transportation is required
* Meals provided for All-day sessions

All Children must be 4 Years old on or before
September 1st of the current year.

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

Times

Half day (3.5 hr) morning and afternoon or all-day (7.5 hr) classroom sessions are available 
Monday – Thursday

*  transportation may be provided
* Meals provided

All Children must be 3 or 4 Years old on or before
December 1st of the current year.

Qualifications

Families qualify based on annual income

Family Size 1 – $6,380

Family Size 2 – $8,620

Family Size 3 – $10,860

Family Size 4 – $13,100

Family Size 5 – $15,340

Family Size 6 – $17,580

Family Size 7 – $19,820 

Family size 8 – $22,060

Each Add. Family Member – $2,240

Family Size 1 – $12,760

Family Size 2 – 17,240

Family Size 3 – $21,720

Family Size 4 – $26,200

Family Size 5 – $30,680

Family Size 6 – $35,160

Family Size 7 – $39,640 

Family size 8 – $44,120

Each Add. Family Member – $4,480

Family Size 1 – $19,140

Family Size 2 – $25,860

Family Size 3 – $32,580

Family Size 4 – $39,300

Family Size 5 – $46,020

Family Size 6 – $52,740

Family Size 7 – $59,460

Family size 8 – $66,180

Each Add. Family Member – $6,720

Family Size 1 – $25,520

Family Size 2 – $24,480

Family Size 3 – $43,440

Family Size 4 – $52,400

Family Size 5 – $61,360

Family Size 6 – $70,320

Family Size 7 – $79,280

Family size 8 – $88,240

Each Add. Family Member – $8,960

Family Size 1 – $31,900

Family Size 2 – $43,100

Family Size 3 – $54,300

Family Size 4 – $65,500

Family Size 5 – $76,700

Family Size 6 – $87,900

Family Size 7 – $99,100

Family size 8 – $110,300

Each Add. Family Member – $11,200

Family Size 1 – $38,280

Family Size 2 – $51,720

Family Size 3 – $65,160

Family Size 4 – $78,600

Family Size 5 – $92,040

Family Size 6 – $105,480

Family Size 7 – $118,920

Family size 8 – $132,360

Each Add. Family Member – $13,440

What you need to get started

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 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.

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