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Starfish Family Services Thrive by Five Detroit is funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Detroit’s home for high quality Head Start education.
Providing a foundation for family success from pregnancy through age five.
Thrive by Five provides exceptional Head Start services for Detroit’s children from birth to five. We operate as a collaborative partnership between four Detroit social service agencies. Our direct childcare service providers include: Development Centers, Focus: HOPE and Southwest Solutions. Starfish Family Services operates as the lead agency and fiduciary.
Our goal is to prepare children for kindergarten and create a foundation for family success though the delivery of an innovative model of Head Start and Early Head Start. Our program is different from the traditional HeadStart approach because we:
Our program will benefit nearly 1,300 Detroit children and families annually when we are fully operational. This enhanced programming has been made possible through our five year HeadStart Department of Health and Human Service grant and our private funders.