As parents of young children, you want the best for them and their development, growth, and education.
You likely have questions about our programs and services, and we want to help. Here are the answers to some of the questions we are asked most often. If you still need more information, please contact us for assistance.
There are several ways to submit an application for your child to enroll in Early Head Start or Head Start. You may call our office to learn more about the application process and schedule an appointment or you may submit your information online through this website.
For a list of our locations and more information on how to enroll your child, please visit our Enrollment page.
No, applications are accepted all year. If there are no spots available, children will be placed on the waiting list. If spots open up during the year, we review our waiting list and enroll the next eligible child based on priority scoring.
You will need to provide proof of income for the past 12 months or previous calendar year, whichever more accurately reflects your family’s current situation. Proof of income can be in the form of pay stubs (12 months), W-2 forms, individual tax form 1040, or written statement from employer, financial award letters, and unemployment information.
You will need to provide proof of birth. You can do this by showing the child’s birth certificate, hospital documentation, or other legal document.
In general, eligibility is based on family income and the age of your child. Early Head Start is for children birth to age three and pregnant mothers. Head Start is for children ages three to five years. Families who are experiencing homelessness, receiving SSI or TANF, or have children in foster care are also eligible.
Program staff will orient new parents to the program. Each parent will receive a parent handbook at a scheduled orientation where assigned staff will review an outline of program information.
Early Head Start and Head Start locations provide services from 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM, Monday through Friday.