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Preschool and Childcare

GLCAP offers no-cost and low-cost center-based and home-based learning through Head Start to help children prepare for kindergarten through quality preschool opportunities. Full-day, full-year options are available.

Head Start Center-based Preschool and Childcare

Head Start early childhood centers provide care and preschool services for children ages three through five. Children enrolled in the program attend classes Monday through Thursdays during the school year. Centers provide a daily meal and snack along with hands-on activities. Children are provided with medical, mental health, nutrition and dental services. Families also receive at least two home visits and two parent-teacher conferences.

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.

Centers are available in Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood counties.

Preschool center

Find a GLCAP Preschool Center Near You

Lucas County

Bancroft Center
6701 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43615


Sylvania Center
3840 N. Holland Sylvania Rd.
Toledo, OH 43615


Holland Free Methodist Church
6605 Angola Rd.
Holland, OH 43528


Sandusky County

Clyde Center
615 Vine St.
Clyde, OH 43410


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

Head Start Class




Seneca County

Fostoria Center
801 Kirk St.
Fostoria, OH 44830


Tiffin Center
124 Ohio Ave.
Tiffin, OH 44883

Ottawa County

Genoa Center
1224 West St.
Genoa, OH 43430


GLCAP at Rainbow Acres
2353 E Harbor Rd.
Port Clinton, OH 43452


Port Clinton Center
1846 E. Perry St.
Port Clinton, OH 43452


Wood County

Bowling Green Jordan Center
812 N. College Dr.
Bowling Green, OH 43402


Perrysburg/Rossford Center
28744 Simmons Rd.
Perrysburg, OH 43551

Home-based Program

Head Start home-based programming 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.

The Head Start Home-based program is available in Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood counties.

Home-based learning

We offer:

  • Weekly scheduled visits at a convenient time for families 
  • Parent coaching and mentoring
  • Assistance with development of family routines
  • Parent-directed school readiness activities
  • Two play groups per month
  • Services for children with disabilities
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Policy Council and Parent Committee participation
  • Parent-teacher conferences
  • Referrals to community resources
  • And more

Childcare Partners

GLCAP also offers Head Start opportunities through childcare partners in Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wood County. For more information, call 1-800-775-9767.

Lucas County

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 — Starr
806 Starr Ave.
Toledo, OH 43605

Hand in Hand
412 Illinois Ave.
Maumee, OH 43537

Quality Time
2301 Dorr St.
Toledo, OH 43607



Ottawa County

Rainbow Acres — Oak Harbor
115 Portage St.
Oak Harbor, OH 43449

Sandusky County

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

Fremont YMCA
1000 North St.
Fremont, OH 43420


Wood County

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

Imaginative Beginnings
4937 Woodville Rd.
Northwood, OH 43619

Little Wonders
2534 Woodville Rd.
Northwood, OH 43619

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.


Household size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Gross annual income of all household members $12,140 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380

Apply online

Submit your application to the Head Start program today. Residents of Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca or Wood County should use the first application button below to apply. Residents of Lucas County should use the bottom application button to apply.

Click to apply for Head Start in Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca or Wood County

Click to apply for Head Start
in Lucas County

Infant & Toddler Care in action

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.

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Afterschool Programs

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