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Head Start

2018-19 School Year - Head Start Preschool  

Head Start Preschool is a grant funded preschool program partnered through Mason Public Schools and Capital Area Community Services. Classes are taught by Early Childhood educators with an Associates degree or higher in Child Development, and Early Childhood Education. The Head Start program serves as a child-centered preschool environment designed for 3 and 4 year old students who will be attending Kindergarten the following school year or two. Students will participate in hands-on learning centers, small group instruction, dynamic lessons, free play with choice based activities, and early literacy standards such as letters and sounds, rhyming and blending, pre-writing skills and increasing vocabulary, comprehension and pre-reading skills.

GSRP classrooms follow researched based Creative Curriculum, Al’s Pals, Teaching Strategies Gold, and PELI (Preschool Early Literacy Indicators).

All Head Start classrooms are Monday through Thursday, and follow the Capital Area Head Start calendar. We offer a half-day format with a.m. and p.m. classes.  

Head Start students eat all snacks and lunch at school, provided by Mason Public Schools Food Services, at no cost to families. Head Start also provides assistance through our family advocate, Mrs. Beth Janetzke. She can be reached at

Children must be least 3 years old by September 1st of current school year to enroll.

All Head Start students must be registered at through Ingham Intermediate School District and CACS. Applications will be routed to Head Start and Mrs. Vandecar, HEC Principal, for enrollment and processing.

Head Start families will have 2 home visits during the school year, family activity nights, and parent/teacher conferences. Working with families is our number one priority in Head Start! 

2018-2019 Head Start Teacher: 
Mrs. Krystal Hodge