White Lake Area Community Education serves Head Start families in Holton, Montague, Reeths-Puffer, and Whitehall school districts.  Please see below to learn more about our preschool programs.

For eligibility, enrollment and interest in early childhood, please call our Early Childhood Office at (231) 893-1091, McMillan Early Childhood Center (231) 766-3443 or email our enrollment staff at preschool@wlace.org 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 2021-22 school year please call our office at (231) 893-1091 or McMillan Early Childhood Center at (231) 766-3443 or email preschool@wlace.org.  

If you do not wish to enroll by phone you may download the forms below, fill in your information and email them to preschool@wlace.org (please include your school district in the subject), or print and mail them directly to our WLCC office . 

In addition to the forms provided we will also need:

  • A copy of  your 2020 income (w2's or Federal 1040 forms) from both parent(s)/guardian(s)
  • Child's birth certificate
  • Insurance card(s)
  • Proof of residency (utility bill)
  • Parent(s)/guardian(s) driver's license(s)                                                                          

One of our enrollment staff will contact you if more information is needed.

WLACE Early Childhood Enrollment 
541 Slocum
Whitehall, MI 49461



Early Childhood Application Forms

Contact Us

Molly Sieplinga

McMillan Early Childhood Director

(231) 766-3443


Jill Irwin

Early Childhood Specialist

(231) 893-1091