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Head Start Info Table
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bussey centerAll programs at Bussey Center for Early Childhood Education are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It is one of only seven percent in the nation to have successfully completed this accreditation process. Bussey is a HighScope Accredited Program. Bussey is Licensed by the State of Michigan Department of Human Services Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing. We also have a high star rating from the State of Michigan Quality Rating Program.

Head Start 

  • Preschool program serving children 3 and 4 years of age as of September 1st of the school year of entry
  • For children from low income families
  • Breakfast and lunch served daily
  • Free to residents of the Southfield Public School District

Great Start Readiness Program

  • Preschool program serving children 4 years old as of September 1st of the school year of entry
  • For children with two risk factors (i.e. low birth weight, single or teenage parent, non-English speaking family, chronic medical condition)
  • Free to residents of the Southfield Public School District

Special Education

  • Preschool program for children, 3 to 6-years-old, with diagnosed disabilities that interfere with learning
  • Transportation provided
  • Free to residents of the Southfield Public School District

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Upcoming Events

  • 25 Jan
  • 27 Jan
    • P.O.W.E.R. Hour (COVID-19 Vaccine)
      Date: Jan 27
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: https://oneoakland.webex.com/oneoakland/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb1f8f6717d5608b4042016787662a776
      Calendar: District Calendar
  • 29 Jan
    • USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution
      Date: Jan 29
      Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
      Location: Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology (24675 Lahser Road, Southfield MI 48033)
      Calendar: District Calendar

      VanSolkema Produce has partnered with the district for the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program to provide fresh produce, protein and dairy to families in need. First come, first served.

  • 3 Feb
    • Saturday School Online Registration Opens
      Date: Feb 3
      Location: https://southfieldschools.digitalsignup.com/
      Calendar: District Calendar

      Saturday School provides extended learning for district high school students. The credit recovery program allows high school students to retake a course and earn credits they need to graduate. Visit here for additional information.

  • 5 Feb
    • USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution
      Date: Feb 5
      Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
      Location: Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology (24675 Lahser Road, Southfield MI 48033)
      Calendar: District Calendar

      VanSolkema Produce has partnered with the district for the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program to provide fresh produce, protein and dairy to families in need. First come, first served.

Bussey building

Bussey Center for Early Childhood

24501 Fredrick Street
Southfield, MI 48033
Phone: 248-746-7350
Fax: 248-746-7354
Sharrece Farris, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Janice Hill
Director
Karen Rush
Child Manager
Sherri Jones
Family Community Partnership Manager
Aldreya Maxwell
Program Clerk

Student School Hours

Full Day: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Half Day PM: Noon - 3:30 p.m.