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There are many Early Childhood programs offered in Ottawa County:

Parents as Teachers
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a free and voluntary early learning program for parents with children birth to three years of age. The program provides family support including: parent education, child development, development screening, playgroups and service coordination to link families to other available services

Head Start

Head Start is a free, federal program for families who meet federal guidelines or have a special need. Early Head Start serves pregnant women and children zero to three.

Great Start Readiness Program

Great Start Readiness Program is a free preschool for four year old children who meet state guidelines (income criteria: i.e. family of 4 = up to $60,750). The program is housed in area school districts and licensed child care centers. It is offered in half-day sessions, morning or afternoon, Monday through Thursday.

School Based Tuition Preschool and Childcare

The goal of school district tuition preschool and child care programs is to provide a school readiness experience for children prior to kindergarten eligibility and to provide quality child care for working families.


Please use these application for all programs listed above:

PDF Document Early Childhood Application for 2016-17 English

 PDF DocumentEarly Childhood Application for 2016-17 Spanish

Send applications to:

Early Childhood Programs
Ottawa Area ISD
13565 Port Sheldon Street
Holland MI 49424