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Starfish Family Services Thrive by Five Detroit is funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

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Detroit’s home for high quality Head Start education.

Providing a foundation for family success from pregnancy through age five.

Inspiring Hope…

Improving Lives

(313) 246-6060

Development Centers

Focus: HOPE


*Opportunity *Community


Infant and Toddler Care

Full Day Preschool

Home-based services

We accept income eligible families with:

Infants and children from 6 weeks to 5 years

Expectant Families

Children with special needs

We provide:

Individual learning plans for your child

Health snacks and meals

Family goal setting and support

Special services for children with disabilities

Prenatal services for pregnant women

Developmental screenings

Medical and dental support

Mental health services

Father/male groups

Social service referrals and support

Parent leadership and learning opportunities

Support services for the whole family

We are unique because:

Thrive by Five Detroit offers high quality preschool programs to help prepare your child for school and support your family

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English App

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The Order of Fishermen

Starfish Family Services

Development Centers

Focus: HOPE

Home base Only

All Saints



Center for Children





Bridging Communites

Covenant House





Home of Love


Mark Twain

American Indian Health & Family Services


(A Good Life)

(313) 846-3718

(313) 494-4400

The  Order of Fishermen

Reaching Children and Helping Families

(313) 933-0300


To all Avancemos parents:

Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we work to ensure that all of our families' enrollment needs are met. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we are not going to be able to re-open the Avancemos location for Head Start or Early Head Start services. We would like to invite you to a special Open House for our Avancemos families at our new Cecil site located at: 5690 Cecil St., Detroit, 48210 on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2 pm.  For more information you may call the Cecil site at (734)713-9740 or the Thrive by Five office at (734)713-9020 for additional site locations.  Stay up to date by visiting us on the website at

A todos los padres  de Avancemos

Gracias por su paciencia y flexibilidad mientras trabajamos para asegurarnos de que se cumplan todas las necesidades de inscripción de nuestras familias.

Desafortunadamente, debido a circunstancias fuera de nuestro control, no vamos a poder volver a abrir la ubicación de Avancemos para los servicios de Head Start o  Early Head Start.

Nos gustaría invitarlo a una especial apertura de casa para nuestras familias de Avancemos en nuestro nuevo sitio Cecil  ubicado en: 5690 Cecil St., Detroit, 48210 el Miércoles  28 de Febrero de 12:00 pm a 2:00 pm .

Para obtener más información, puede llamar al sitio de Cecil al (734-713-9740) o a la oficina de Thrive by Five al (734-713-9020) para obtener localizacion de sitios adicionales.

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Attention Southwest Avancemos Families

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Detroit Starfish Family

(734) 713-9020

Strengthening families to create brighter futures for children.