About FiveCAP, Inc.
FiveCAP, Inc. is a 501C3 private non-profit organization serving four rural counties (Lake, Newaygo, Mason, Manistee) in west Michigan, two counties of which border the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan.
FiveCAP operates a multitude of programs and services to help low-income residents, including Head Start and Early Head Start. The agency operates seven (7) Head Start Centers throughout the service area. Head Start gives low-income families access to the same quality preschool education their more affluent neighbors can provide their children, but without the cost. Additionally, Head Start advocates for the whole family, so parents can be involved in helping their children develop critical skills they need early in life.
Head Start employs highly-qualified teachers and teacher assistants, who use a research-based curriculum to prepare students for kindergarten-readiness with fun activities and lessons. Social and emotional growth are important components of the program, as well as physical skills, language and communication, math, phonics, social studies, science and technology.