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At Starfish, our passion is early childhood.  We strive every day to prepare young children for a successful start to school.  Our programs and services uniquely recognize and respect the important role of parents and other caregivers in the long-term success of children.

Parent and Family Programs
Offers parents and caregivers emotional support, learning opportunities to enhance their parenting skills and enrichment activities to strengthen parent-child bonds.  Call 734-728-3400 Ext.3161.
Helps families reach their personal, professional and financial goals, and learn how to achieve long-term success.  Call 734-729-1062.

Parent Empowerment Program

A parent training program designed to educate, engage and empower parents of young children so they can become their child's best and most effective teacher.  Call 734-728-3434.
Counseling Services
Helps children, families and adults improve their relationships and overall well-being through counseling or substance abuse treatment.  Call toll-free 1-888-355-5433.
Individual services and supports that build on strengths and meet the needs of children and families across life domains, promoting success, safety and permanence in home, school and community.
Early Childhood Development
For families that live in the cities of Canton, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Garden City, Inkster, Livonia, Northville (Wayne County), Plymouth, Redford, Taylor, Wayne and Westland.  Provides free center-based childcare and home-based parenting support for income-eligible families with children under the age of three.  Program services are also available to pregnant women.   Call 734-727-3145.
Provides free center-based childcare and home-based parenting support for income-eligible families with children under the age of three.  Program and services are also available to pregnant women.  Call 734-728-3400.
A home-based literacy program bringing language and reading to the home, encouraging children under five to learn and parents to become their child’s most effective teacher.  In-center play groups are also offered for parents and children under the age of five.  Call 734-727-3153.
Offers free preschool for income-eligible three- and four-year old children to get them ready for kindergarten.  For more information, call 734-728-3400.
Provides free training, play groups and resources to parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors, relatives and others who are providing care for young children.  Call 313-937-2458.
Home and community based services for families with children ages 0 to 5 or pregnant women.  Provides support to families struggling with developmental, emotional or behavioral problems.  Call 1-888-355-5433.
Early On
Assists families with infants and toddlers from birth to age 3 who may be experiencing delays in their development or have a diagnosed disability.  Don't worry but don't wait, contact Early On today.  Call 1-888-355-5433.
Great Start Readiness Program
Offers free preschool for four-year-old children residing in the Inkster and Westwood school districts to get them ready for kindergarten.  For more information call 734-727-3153.
Baby Power Program
A free teen parenting program to assist parents with children ages 0 to 5 in meeting their child's emotional and developmental needs while decreasing the risks of maternal depression and anxiety.  Free transportation and childcare provided.  Call Karol Wilson at 248-615-9730.
Teen and Adolescent Programs
Enrichment and educational opportunities for children and teens.  Call 313-563-5005.
Provides safe, short-term shelter for young people experiencing problems, and services to help families work through their problems with counseling and support.  Formerly known as Counterpoint.   Call 313-563-5005 or toll-free 1-866-672-HELP (4357).
School-aged children learn the joys and benefits of organic gardening in a wholesome, learning atmosphere.  Call 734-728-3400.
Helps at-risk youth stay out of the juvenile justice system through activities and group support, as well as ongoing help from a case manager.  Call 313-563-5005 or toll-free 1-866-672-HELP (4357).
Provide vital skills training for foster youth in transition.  It is the goal of SIL that all youth upon completion of the program are able to live and function independently within the community.  Call 734-261-1842.
Offers youth and young adults safe, stable, long-term living accommodations and an array of support to successfully transition to adulthood and independent living.  Call 313-563-5005 or toll-free 1-866-672-HELP (4357)


What is the Inkster Family Literacy Movement? (Click above to be directed to the Inkster Family Literacy website.)

The Inkster Family Literacy Movement is a place-based, social change strategy designed to enhance the literacy skills of the entire community, starting with its youngest and most vulnerable population – its children. IFLM is led by a coalition of community partners that works toward a common vision: to ensure Inkster is a place where all families thrive and have access to the supports, services, and opportunities children need for literacy and school success.

The main activities of the Movement are to:
• Build strong community partnerships
• Increase parent engagement
• Offer activities which promote and create literacy-rich environments across the Inkster community. 



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