Dickinson Iron Head Start

Dickinson Iron Head Start


Please make sure to submit your child's weekly bus schedule if they have a different pick up and drop off other than your home. message me if you need the electronic link.
Hello Early Childhood Families!

It seems like forever since we have been able to see one another. I hope this finds you all in good health and safe with your families in these trying days.

I know some of you are in “essential” work positions and want to thank you all for your contributions in fighting this scary battle and pray you all remain healthy and safe.

All of us here at Head Start are trying to keep in touch with our families in an effort to offer support to those in isolation and show our dedication to being there in any way possible. Below are some resources we are offering that may or may not be of some service to you. Please feel free to utilize what works for you or your family.

You can access this site to receive any updates occurring in the state of Michigan; there is also a link where you can subscribe to get updates.

These are resources that have been shared with our staff

Social Emotional of young children during the COVID 19 pandemic:


Stress and Movement for kids:

PBS Activities:

Activities based on age and development:

Brain Building Activities:


I hope this is helpful; please contact us if you need anything. Blessings, Monica
906-396-8889 MD 3.30.20
Video from Ms. Katie and Ms. Hallie's field trip today!
Happy Halloween from the ISD.
Just want to let you know, that Mrs Kim will be missed very much by me and Jaxson. We had our last visit last Tuesday. It's going to be different without her out at the house any more. :( She was a great worker and a great person!
Can anyone tell me when headstart first day is
Just wondering if you had a supplies list for the head start students!

We are a free, high quality preschool for children ages 3-5. We also serve pregnant women and children ages 0-3 in our home base program. Call 779-2695 for an application!

Dickinson Iron Intermediate School District
Department of Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Centers Near You....

Bates Early Childhood Center, Iron River
Norway Early Childhood Head Start Center
North Dickinson Early Childhood Head Start Center
James Willis Early Childhood Center, Kingsford

Operating as usual


Update of Closures for 3-24-22 as of 8:20am

Willis Center Closed
Norway Center Closed


Important For 3-24-22

Nordic AM closed
Bates Center 2hr delay
Norway Center 2hr delay
Willis AM canceled
Willis Full Day 2hr delay

Admin is also on a 2 hr delay


Update for 2-23-22

The Bates Head Start classrooms are now closed for the day.

Nordic am closed.


Important Notice for Wednesday 2-23-22:

Bates Center 2 hr Delay

Nordic Center Am class canceled

Stay safe and warm!


Wednesday, January 26th - Stay Warm

Norway Head Start - 2 hr delay
Bates Head Start - 2 hr delay
Willis Head Start/GSRP Full Day Classes- 2 hr delay

Nordic Head Start - No Class
Willis morning classes only - No Class


Friday, January 21st : Due to weather/wind chill

Norway Head Start - 2 hr delay

Willis AM part day classes - closed
Willis Full Day classes - 2 hr delay

Nordic Head Start - closed
Bates Head Start - 2 hr delay

Admin Building - 2 hr delay

Stay warm!


Parenting Classes!

Call (906) 779-2695 to register by February 1st!


Our Admin is on 2hr delay, so all Early Childhood buildings on 2hr delay at this time.

Stay warm!


Please fill out this brief survey concerning childcare needs in the Upper Peninsula! The State of Michigan will use this information to assist as it works to expand childcare in our region.

Link to Survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_DxJeTvZbGgF54UJnSr9RrGs3OkkwJJxZX6-kdlMFR2XMnQ/viewform


12-16-21 Update
Wills Full day starts at 10:30 am
Willis Part day pm session Open
Bates starts at 10:00 am
Nordic am Closed
Norway Open

Any questions you can call 906-779-2695


Hope everyone has a safe and thankful holiday!


Some of our "Incredible" Teachers at the Willis Center in Kingsford!


Attention GRANDPARENTS caring for children birth to 8 years old in Dickinson County! Call (906) 779-2695 to register!


Child Seat Recall Notice


We will be at the Fair! Make sure to stop out on Monday, September 6th to visit us and do some art activities.


A quick reminder as schools start up this fall!


Download our application: https://www.diisd.org/early-childhood-education.html


Adult Education Fall Registration - West Iron County, call or email today! 906-779-2660 Ext. 1 or [email protected]
Programs start on Monday, August 30th!


Apply for COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) Here: https://www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,4641,7-141-5555-533463--,00.html

A viral photo shows the moment a little boy's life changed forever 07/21/2021

A viral photo shows the moment a little boy's life changed forever

Great things happen in Head Start!


A viral photo shows the moment a little boy's life changed forever Within minutes of the photo being posted to social media, it went viral. It shows two young boys, holding hands as they walk down the hallway of Susan Gray H...


Open Enrollment! Apply TODAY!


Are you a new or expecting parent? Register now at the link below for this virtual baby fair!


Photos from Dickinson Iron Head Start's post 06/15/2021

Photos from Dickinson Iron Head Start's post

Dealing with Dinnertime 05/25/2021

Dealing with Dinnertime

Dealing With Dinnertime FREE Seminar - Thursday, May 27th, 2:00 p.m. CT

In this live class, you will learn:
How to handle your picky preschool eaters.
How to make sure kids are hungry at mealtimes.
3 ways to ensure enjoyable family dinners.
How to create special one-on-one suppertime outings.

Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvd-CrrjwtGdXK6GiKPuA14UHP_HwlkOIp%20


Watch the video below for five strategies for a better dinnertime experience for everyone.


Dealing with Dinnertime We know that you want dinnertime to be a nice time for the family to sit down together and connect at the end of the day. We also know that sometimes, kids j...

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1074 Pyle Dr
Kingsford, MI

General information

The Department of Early Childhood Education offers...... Head Start -Center based program, runs Tuesday-Friday AM, PM or Full Day -Families with children ages 3-5 (3 by September 1st) -www.diisd.org Early Head Start -Home based program with weekly 90 minute home visits -Expectant parents and families with infants and toddlers (Ages Birth to 3) -www.diisd.org Early On -Families with children ages 0-3 with established condition or developmental delay -www.1800Earlyon.org Great Start Readiness Program -Center based program, runs Tuesday-Friday all day -Families with children age 4 (4 by September 1st – not Kindergarten eligible) Great Parents Great Start -Access to parent education libraries, parenting classes, home visits and mental health counseling available -All families with children ages 0-5 -www.greatstart4kids.org Great Start Collaborative -Access to parent education libraries and newsletters, parenting classes and home visits. -Families with children ages 0-8 -www.greatstart4kids.org

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

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