Starfish Early Childhood Education Centers Will Have a Modified Closure

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


Dear Starfish Families:                                                                                                                                                             April 16, 2021


As the COVID-19 cases and positive tests continue to rise, we have made the hard decision to extend out virtual programing for another week. One of our top priorities at Starfish Family Services is the “health & safety” for families, students, and staff.  Because of the surge of COVID-19, Early Childhood programs will:

  •   Not offer in-person programming, there will be virtual instruction only for the weeks of April 19 and April 26, 2021.  This is a temporary change; we hope to see a decrease in COVID cases and positive test results soon.

  • Based on the COVID-19 data, we plan to return to face to face instruction, May 3, 2021.  We will continue to review the status of the COVID-19 and make decisions accordingly. 

  • Families currently receiving food distributions will continue to pick up food at their centers on Thursday,  April 22 and Friday, April 30.


Help us keep your family and our family safe during this pandemic, by following the CDC guidance:

New opportunities:

  • The City of Detroit continues to expand vaccine eligibility for people living or working in the City of Detroit at the TCF center. Please click here for information about eligible groups and how to register.

  • A new mass vaccination clinic at Ford Field is open for anyone in Michigan 16 and older. Click here to register. Registration for this clinic is open and transportation/ride-sharing options will be available. Please share and promote this opportunity widely.

Keeping you informed is one of our other top priorities.  Please contact your center leader, the directors, or me with questions or concerns.


Washea Jackson

Vice President of Early Childhood Development