All Head Start classes will resume in person instruction on Monday August 31st.  

For eligibility, enrollment and interest in early childhood distance learning options, please call our Early Childhood Office at (231) 893-1091 for more information.

Details & Information

Head Start is a federally-funded, free preschool program for 3 & 4 year old children who qualify.  The Head Start program encourages strong family involvement and offers parent-education opportunities.  Children learn through intentional play experiences accompanied by the Connect 4 Learning curriculum.


To apply for our Head Start program for the 2020-21 school year please call our office at (231) 893-1091 or McMillan Early Childhood Center at (231) 766-3443 to leave a message of interest.  One of our early childhood staff will return your call at their earliest convenience.  

If you do not wish to conduct a phone interview with our staff you may print the forms listed below, fill out and mail to our WLCC office.  In addition to the forms provided we will also need a copy of  your 2019 income (w2's or Federal 1040 forms) from both parent's/guardian's, proof of residency (utility bill), birth certificate, insurance cards, and parent's/guardian's driver's licenses.  One of our office staff will contact you when we return to the building.  

WLACE Early Childhood Enrollment 
541 Slocum
Whitehall, MI 49461


We appreciate your patience and understanding during these times.

Early Childhood Application Forms

Contact Us

Molly Sieplinga

McMillan Early Childhood Director

(231) 766-3443


Jill Irwin

Early Childhood Specialist

(231) 893-1091