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Infant & Toddler Care

GLCAP offers infant and toddler care through Early Head Start, which provides multiple no-cost options for families who are seeking quality childcare and learning opportunities for their infants and toddlers.

Center-based Infant and Childcare


GLCAP Early Head Start provides infant and childcare services for children ages birth to three. Children may receive care for up to 12 hours per day, 5 days per week. Children will experience quality early education care with developmentally appropriate materials and practices provided by educated and experienced staff. 

Though eligibility is in part determined by income, we look at each family's circumstances and will assist them in finding the best options for their childcare needs.

Early Head Start Infant and Childcare centers are available are available in Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wood counties.

Eligibility Guidelines

Though eligibility for Head Start programs is in part determined by income, we look at each family's circumstances and will assist them in finding the best options for their childcare needs. Call for details.

Find a GLCAP Infant & Toddler Care Center Near You

GLCAP offers Early Head Start services through numerous partner childcare providers throughout Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wood counties, as well as GLCAP's own Stricker Family Development Center in Fremont. Our sites include:

Lucas County

A Rainbow's Treasure
4725 Dorr St.
Toledo, OH 43615

All 4 Kids
330 Oak Terrace Blvd.
Holland, OH 43528

Educare — Cheyenne
2303 Cheyenne Blvd.
Toledo, OH 43614

Educare — Lagrange
3580 Lagrange St.
Toledo, OH 43608

Educare — Jackman
4450 Jackman Rd.
Toledo, OH 43612

Educare — Oregon
3158 Navarre Ave.
Toledo, OH 43616

Educare — Starr
806 Starr Ave.
Toledo, OH 43605

Educare — Sylvania
1902 W. Sylvania Ave.
Toledo, OH 43613

Hand in Hand
412 Illinois Ave.
Maumee, OH 43537

Quality Time
2301 Dorr St.
Toledo, OH 43607


Sandusky County

Angie's Angels
1517 E. State St.
Fremont, OH 43420

GLCAP Stricker Center
765 S. Buchanan St.
Fremont, OH 43420


Wood County

Educare — Rossford
943 N. Dixie Highway
Rossford, OH 43460

Imaginative Beginnings
4937 Woodville Rd.
Northwood, OH 43619


Call to Enroll

For more information about
Early Head Start centers near you,
call 1-800-775-9767.


Home-based Early Head Start

GLCAP's Home-Based Program provides families with 90-minute home visits each week to guide parents as they learn skills to help their children grow and develop. We provide hands-on learning experiences for children and parents. Children and parents also have opportunities to participate in two group socialization experiences each month, which offer a chance for children to develop social skills and parents to network with one another. We are currently offering virtual learning sessions and playgroups.

The Home-Based Program is available in Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood counties.

Learn more here

Learning with GLCAP Early Childhood Programs

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership's Early Childhood Program staff are sharing videos with their students and families who, like many families, are at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. You don't have to be part of our programs to watch with your child at home! Please watch, enjoy and share the talents of our Early Childhood staff with your children and other families to keep your kids learning! (Please note that some of these videos were recorded prior to social distancing measures and stay-at-home orders were in place). View more of our GLCAP videos on our YouTube channel.

For more information on our Head Start programs, call 1-800-775-9767.

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Preschool and Childcare

No-cost and low-cost center-based and home-based learning options through Head Start to prepare children for kindergarten by providing quality education.

Afterschool Programs in action

Afterschool Programs

GLCAP Afterschool programs provide academic and other support for students and families in the Fremont and Clyde-Green Springs area.

Home-Based Program in action

Home-Based Program

GLCAP's Home-Based Program offers one-on-one at-home learning for families with children ages 0-3.

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Rental Assistance

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