Eligibility depends upon your family’s income
level as identified by the Federal Government.
Click here to view where you fall under these
guidelines. Proof of income level is required
to apply. Bring copies of your tax return, W-2
forms or current payroll stubs if applicable.
Locate your child’s birth
certificate or other method of
identification. If you have a passport, a
crib card, or a medical card for your child
that bears his date of birth, bring it
along. Proof of age is required. Head Start
services are for children ages birth to 5.
online tool to locate a Head Start
center near you. You can search by City, Zip
Now that you know if you are eligible for
services, be sure to visit or call the Head
Start program about their availability.
Also... request a copy of
your child’s immunization records from your
doctor’s office or public health center.
Your child will need proof that he has
received the required immunizations. If you
do not have these, Health staff will help
coordinate appointments to do so.
Make a list of any special
needs your child has... from speech to any
physical impairment. Programs are available
to assist in these areas.
Most community Head Start
programs offer prenatal and home-based
visits, up to age 3 on a weekly basis. For
children between the ages of 3 and 5 years
old, center-based programs are available.