Childcare & Parenting

Day Care


 

Child Development and Care

Call (866) 540-0008
Web michigan.gov/mibridges

The State of Michigan provides subsidized child care to eligible families. The Child Development and Care (CDC) program processes applicants through MI Bridges online.

 

Matrix Head Start

Map 1400 Woodbridge, Detroit, MI
Call (313) 285-1905
Web matrixheadstart.org

Matrix Head Start is Detroit’s largest Head Start program, with over 40 locations and partnerships. They provide infants, young children (up to 5yrs), pregnant women and families with free early childhood, special needs, and preschool education.

 

United Children and Family Head Start

Map 9641 Harper Ave., Detroit, MI
Call (313) 432-1000
Email preenrollment@ucfhs.org
Web ucfhs.org

UCFHS provides comprehensive head start services for children ages 0 to 5. They have 8 locations, and a team of caring staff, social workers, and teachers who provide a safe, nurturing, engaging, enjoyable, and secure learning environment.

 

Wayne Metro Head Start

Call (313) 388-9799
Web waynemetro.org/build/#early-childhood

Wayne Metro Head Start is a federally funded preschool program for income-eligible families with children between the ages of 0 and 5. The Head Start classrooms offer a safe, supportive environment where your child can learn, grow, and develop.

Parenting Classes


 

CareNet Detroit

Map 13864 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI
Call (313) 243-1267
Email info@carenetberkleydetroit.org
Web carenetberkleydetroit.org

Care Net provides an ongoing educational program for new parents. Children don’t come with instruction manuals so their specialized curriculum includes information on pregnancy, infant and toddler care and safety, and life-skills for both mom and dad.

 

The Children’s Center

Map 79 W. Alexandrine St., Detroit, MI
Call (313) 831-5535
Web thechildrenscenter.com

The Children's Center is committed to helping young moms be the best parents they can be. They work with young moms before and after they give birth, offering services and guidance to help them thrive, such as: therapy groups, medical and mental health services, referrals, and outreach to clinical services, parent-to-parent support groups, and mentorship opportunities in the community.

 

Community Social Services of Wayne County

Map 9851 Hamilton Ave., Detroit, MI
Call (313) 883-2100
Email csswc@csswayne.org
Web csswayne.org

Their Teen Empowerment Program (TEPS) offers counseling and parenting workshops, as well as help with job readiness, completing high school, and life skills.

 

Pregnancy Aid

Map 17325 Mack Ave., Detroit, MI
Call (313) 882-1000   Text (313) 919-8124
Email info@pregnancyaid.com
Web pregnancyaid.com/main/index.php/calendar

Pregnancy Aid offers classes on parenting, breastfeeding, nutrition, and healthy relationships. Please sign in at the front desk and let the receptionist know that you are here for class. Walk-ins welcome!

After School Programs


 

City of Detroit

Web detroitmi.gov/Detroit-Opportunities/Programs-for-Youth

The City of Detroit website offers a list of after school programs, enrichment programs, and summer activities for children and teens.

 

Capuchin Soup Kitchen - Children's Program

Map 4390 Conner St., Detroit, MI
Call (313) 822-8606
Web cskdetroit.org/programs/childrens_program

The Capuchin Soup Kitchen offers after school tutoring and art therapy sessions for children ages 6-15, a lending library of over 5,000 books, numerous seasonal family activities such as making Christmas cookies and decorating Easter Eggs. Teen boys’ and girls’ groups and a junior counselor program focus on the development of youth leadership.

 

YWCA of Metropolitan Detroit

Map 985 E. Jefferson Ave., Suite 101, Detroit, MI
Call (313) 259-9922
Email ywca@ywcadetroit.org
Web ywcadetroit.org/programs/detroit-beforeafterschool-programs

YWCA offers before and after-school programs for children. Their programming includes homework assistance, career discovery activities, physical activities, arts & crafts, games and storytelling in a safe nurturing environment.

Day Care


 

Child Development and Care

The State of Michigan provides subsidized child care to eligible families. The Child Development and Care (CDC) program processes applicants through MI Bridges online.
 

 


 

Matrix Head Start

1400 Woodbridge St.・Map
 
Matrix Head Start is Detroit’s largest Head Start program, with over 40 locations and partnerships. They provide infants, young children (up to 5yrs), pregnant women and families with free early childhood, special needs, and preschool education.
 
     
 


 

United Children and Family Head Start

9641 Harper Ave.・Map
 
UCFHS provides comprehensive head start services for children ages 0 to 5. They have 8 locations, and a team of caring staff, social workers, and teachers who provide a safe, nurturing, engaging, enjoyable, and secure learning environment.
 
            
 


 

Wayne Metro Head Start

Wayne Metro Head Start is a federally funded preschool program for income-eligible families with children between the ages of 0 and 5. The Head Start classrooms offer a safe, supportive environment where your child can learn, grow, and develop.
 
     

Parenting Classes


 

Care Net Detroit

13864 Grand River Ave.・Map
 
Care Net provides an ongoing educational program for new parents. Children don’t come with instruction manuals so their specialized curriculum includes information on pregnancy, infant/toddler care and safety, and life-skills for both mom and dad.
 
             
 


 

The Children’s Center

79 W. Alexandrine St.・Map
 
The Children's Center is committed to helping young moms be the best parents they can be. They work with young moms before and after they give birth, offering services and guidance to help them thrive, such as: therapy groups, medical and mental health services, referrals, and outreach to clinical services, parent-to-parent support groups, and mentorship opportunities in the community.
 
      
 


 

Community Social Services of Wayne County

9851 Hamilton Ave.・Map
 
Their Teen Empowerment Program (TEPS) offers counseling and parenting workshops, as well as help with job readiness, completing high school, and life skills.
 
            
 


 

Pregnancy Aid

17325 Mack Ave.・Map
 
Pregnancy Aid offers classes on parenting, breastfeeding, nutrition, and healthy relationships. Please sign in at the front desk and let the receptionist know that you are here for class. Walk-ins welcome!
 
            

After School Programs


 

City of Detroit

The City of Detroit website offers a list of after school programs, enrichment programs, and summer activities for children and teens.
 

 


 

Capuchin Soup Kitchen - Children's Program

4390 Conner St.・Map
 
The Capuchin Soup Kitchen offers after school tutoring and art therapy sessions for children ages 6-15, a lending library of over 5,000 books, numerous seasonal family activities such as making Christmas cookies and decorating Easter Eggs. Teen boys’ and girls’ groups and a junior counselor program focus on the development of youth leadership.
 
     
 


 

YWCA of Metropolitan Detroit

985 E. Jefferson Ave., Suite 101・Map
 
YWCA offers before and after-school programs for children. Their programming includes homework assistance, career discovery activities, physical activities, arts & crafts, games and storytelling in a safe nurturing environment.