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Head Start - How to Apply

HEAD START - HOW TO APPLY

Head Start Eligibility

The Head Start program is available to:

• Income-eligible children birth to five years of age

• Foster children, homeless families and families receiving TANF or SSI are considered categorically-eligible for Head Start.

• Children with disabilities (on an individualized basis) are fully-included into the program. Services for children with disabilities and their families are provided in coordination with local early intervention and education agencies, community organizations, and school districts. Head Start staff work closely with families to advocate in securing necessary services and resources for their children.

Proof of citizenship is not a requirement for enrollment in Head Start.


How to Apply

ECS Head Start is currently accepting applications for families interested in either Head Start or Early Head Start services. Families interested in applying can call or walk-in to the center nearest you (see Center list above) or contact us via e-mail at:

Please bring the documents listed below with you :

• Child’s birth certificate

• Child’s immunization record

• Parent’s proof of income: 2016 tax forms or pay stubs for the last 12 months.

• IEP or IFSP if applicable.


Thank you for your interest in the ECS Head Start program. We look forward to hearing from you!