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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.


Why work for THRIVE BY FIVE DETROIT?   As an early childhood professional, you have more career options than ever before. In this competitive environment, you deserve to THRIVE with these unique collaborative benefits:


 BE ON THE CUTTING EDGE. Thrive by Five Detroit is part of one of only five National Head Start Birth to Five Pilot programs. You can be a part of taking Head Start and Early Head Start to the next level, and help make early childhood education history! Read More>>


  JOIN THE CULTURE OF QUALITY. Like you, we take program quality very seriously. We know from experience what it takes to ensure outstanding child outcomes, and we invest in the resources needed to ensure that classroom and support staff are able to help children and families succeed.  


 EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE & PRACTICE.  If you’re ready to be the best in your field, this project offers an unprecedented level of professional development, including extensive HighScope training and ongoing coaching supports, parent and community engagement training, and the opportunity to participate in 0-8 Professional Learning Communities.  


 ENHANCE YOUR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES. As part of a collaborative, you have access to unique career prospects at each of the participating agencies that far exceed any other Head Start and Early Head Start provider in the region.  


 BE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER. Thrive by Five Detroit is embedded in four highly reputable and well established social service organizations: Development Centers, Focus:HOPE, Southwest Solutions and Starfish Family Services.  Each agency offers a broad array of innovative programming and services within the neighborhoods they serve.