How to Apply

Click below to apply for pregnant women and children ages birth to 3 years old on or before September 1st. Children turning three between September 2nd and December 1st should complete this application, however, children with these birthdays will be placed after children turning three on or before September 1st.

Click below to apply for children who will be 4 on or before September 1st. Children turning four between September 2nd and December 1st should complete this application, however, children with these birthdays will be placed after children turning four on or before September 1st.

Eligibility

At least one of the following criteria must be met in order to be eligible for Head Start:

  • Family income must be at or below the federal poverty guideline, or
  • Family is homeless, or
  • The child is in foster care, or relative home placement
  • The child has a diagnosed disability

Application

Applications are accepted year-round for families who meet the eligibility criteria. Home Visiting serves pregnant women and children ages birth to three years old.  Pre-School serves children ages three to five years old.

How to apply if you are:

Enrollment

Based on our placement criteria, a staff member will contact you to set up an appointment to complete a full enrollment with your child. Please bring the following information with you:

  • Proof of income (last year’s W-2, SSI, pay stubs)
  • Proof of birth date for each child to be enrolled. Click to get birth certificates on-line. (https://www.accesskent.com/VitalRecords/)
  • Proof of residency
  • Current immunization records
  • Recent physical (within one year) and dental examination report (within 6 months)
  • Medicaid or insurance card