MATRIX HEAD START ABOUT US
Matrix Head Start (est. 1981), operates in multiple Detroit Head Start service areas including Southwest Detroit, Central Detroit, Downtown and Midtown. Matrix Human Services has grown to be the largest Head Start provider in the city. Currently operating from multiple program sites, Matrix Head Start provides high-quality comprehensive services.
Matrix Head Start is an integral part of the community and in the lives of children and families. It is a federally funded, comprehensive program serving low-income children zero to five years of age, special needs children and their families, pregnant teens adults. The focus is on parents in order to empower them to provide for themselves and their families while preparing for the future. We are prepared to meet the challenges and changes faced by the children, families, and community we serve.
As a trilingual, multicultural program, Matrix Head Start is sensitive to the cultural differences, strengths and uniqueness of our community. Detroit is rich in cultural diversity and Matrix Head Start works to affirm the value of each child and each culture. Exposure to the different cultures and eras enhance the family’s ability to understand the world around them. The traditions and celebrations, which bring hope, joy, and unity to the families served, are respected.
The goal of Matrix Head Start is to continually develop collaborative projects to integrate services and more efficiently utilize community resources and funding. The multifaceted program approach, which includes training opportunities and shared facilities, establishes us as an authority in early childhood education and childcare in Detroit.
Our vision is that Matrix Head Start will remain at the forefront of innovative service delivery and a true leader in the community for children and families.