Eligibility & How to Apply

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Head Start & Early Head Start Application Details

Children from 6 weeks of age to 5 years of age are eligible for enrollment in either Early Head Start or Head Start.

For Early Head Start, the age for enrollment is from 6 weeks to 2 years old; pregnant women may also apply. For Head Start, the age for enrollment is between 3 and 4 years of age. Children who will be 3 years old by Sept. 1 are also eligible to apply for Head Start.

Both programs are free to families who meet the following income guidelines:

2019 Poverty Guidelines

Persons in Family/HouseholdPoverty Guidelines
1$12,490
2$16,910
3$21,330
4$25,750
5$30,170
6$34,590
7$39,010
8$43,430

*For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,420 for each additional person. 

Parents should contact their nearest Head Start Center (from home or work) for more information and to apply for the program.

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