Head Start for Kent County wants to ensure children have the highest level of safety when transporting to and from school. We maintain a high quality fleet to ensure the latest in safety equipment is on every bus. Height & weight appropriate child restraints are used on all children to ensure we are using the most up-to-date child safety regulations. We take great care in offering transportation for the majority of our preschoolers and to ensure child safety.

Bus Safety

Our bus fleet is one of the newest fleets in Kent County and maybe in Michigan, with an average bus only 2 ½ years old. With maintaining a newer bus fleet this allows us to keep our buses outfitted with the latest in bus safety equipment and technology. All our buses are equipped with height and weight child restraints to ensure all children are transported safely.

Bus Staff

Our transportation staff are all highly qualified individuals that have CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) with a P and S (Passenger and School Bus) endorsement. Drivers all hold a State of Michigan certificate that acknowledges they have had basic school bus driver safety education and continuing education courses. All our drivers are trained and hold CPR and First Aid certificates.