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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.

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 Preschool Center Near You

Lucas County

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

Holland Early Childhood Center
6605 Angola Road
Holland, OH 43528

Sylvania Early Childhood Center
3840 North Holland-Sylvania Road
Toledo, OH 43615


Ottawa County

Genoa Early Childhood Center
1224 West St.
Genoa, OH 43430

Port Clinton Early Childhood Center
1848 E. Perry St.
Port Clinton, OH 43452


Sandusky County

Clyde Early Childhood Center
615 Vine St.
Clyde, OH 43410

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

Seneca County

Fostoria Family Development Center
801 Kirk St.
Fostoria, OH 44830

Tiffin Early Childhood Center
182 St. Francis Ave.
Tiffin, OH 44883

Wood County

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

Early Childhood Center

28744 Simmons Rd.
Perrysburg, OH 43551


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

Catholic Club
1601 Jefferson Ave.
Toledo, OH 43601

Educare — Cheyenne
2303 Cheyenne Blvd.
Toledo, OH 43614

Educare — Indiana
111 Indiana St.
Toledo, OH 43604

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

Toledo Day Nursery
2902 Stickney Ave.
Toledo, OH 43608

Ottawa County

Rainbow Acres
115 Portage St.
Oak Harbor, OH 43449


Sandusky County

Angie's Angels
1517 E. State 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

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.

Apply Online

Apply for Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, or Wood County Head Start.


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Apply for Lucas County Head Start


Apply Here (Lucas County only)
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Infant & Toddler Care

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Home-Based Program

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