How to Apply

Click below to apply for pregnant women and children ages 0- 3 years old. For preschool, children must turn 3 on or before December 1st.

Click below to apply for children who will be 4 on or before December 1st. Children who turn 4 on or before September 1st will be placed prior to children who turn 4 between September 2nd and December 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
  • 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