Capital Area Community Services Inc. is hiring multiple positions in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, and Shiawassee County. CACS offers medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance after 60 days of employment. We also offer very generous paid time off and a 403(b) retirement savings plan with a matching contribution. Apply now by clicking the link below. 

Family Services

Partnerships between parents and staff are designed to promote each family’s well-being through education, support services and increased access to community resources. Head Start supports families by assisting with goal setting and follow up. Research indicates that families who establish both short and long-term goals are more likely to achieve those things in life that are important to them.

Our Family Advocates can help families find community resources to meet the needs of each family. Parents can also find community resources and workshops listed in our monthly newsletters. You can download our newsletters at (link to newsletters).

We offer multiple workshops and activities to the public for parents to engage and learn along with their children. These workshops provide valuable opportunities to work on parenting skills.

Workshops and Activities:

Read With Ms. Sharon

Did you know CACS Head Start has a YouTube channel? Parents can read along with Ms. Sharon each week.

Ready! For Kindergarten

This curriculum is focused on skills that a child needs before they start kindergarten. This workshop is available for any child from birth to 5-years-old. After class, parents will receive a bag of materials to use as they work with their children on language and literacy, math, and social/emotional skills. The activities encourage movement, play, exploration, and communication.

Proud Fathers Workshop

A workshop to support all male role models! This interactive online class strengthens relationships between kids and male role models in their lives.

Sweet Dreamzzz

Getting enough sleep is very important for young children. Do you know how much sleep your child needs? Do you need ideas on how to get your child to sleep at night? This workshop teaches about how important sleep is and tips for a peaceful bedtime.

Love and Logic Workshop

The Love and Logic approach to parenting is built around crafting caring and respectful relationships. A loving connection between parents and their children is the root of a healthy, thriving relationship built on trust and understanding. Parents have been faced with so many challenges! This program provides a variety of simple and effective strategies to use with children from birth to adulthood. The program shares strategies and techniques that will help you create calm and loving solutions. Through this program, you will learn techniques that:
• Teach responsibility and character
• Lower your stress level
• Have immediate and positive effects

Support to achieve parent goals:

  • GED or High School Completion
  • Workshops for parents including Literacy, Effective Discipline, Money Management, Reflections, Budgeting, and Very Important Male workshops
  • Family Connection Backpacks (activities for you to do at home with your child)
  • Monthly workshops presented in Spanish
  • Connections to community workshops

Early Intervention Specialists:

  • The Early Intervention Department supports staff, children, and parents by providing services, early identification, and referrals to school districts and other community agencies. In partnership with other program staff, they help build knowledge and skills through training and workshops.
    • Observe children in classrooms to identify who may need additional support
    • Communicate with staff and parents so everyone can work together in the child’s best interest.
    • Partner with school districts and community agencies to further evaluations and services.
    • Educate on child development, family development and mental health topics.
    • Promote wellness for all through program-wide goals of “Be safe, be kind, be healthy”.
  • Children will not be excluded based on a disability or need for toileting assistance.