Category Archives: Head Start FAQ

What is the Eligibility Requirement for Head Start?

Question:  What is the Eligibility Requirement for Head Start Program?

Answer:   Head Start and Early Head Start services are available to pregnant women and children ages birth to five and their families.

Your family may be eligible for Head Start or Early Head Start services if your family’s income is determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Programs may enroll some children from families whose incomes are higher than the federal poverty level if they meet other eligibility requirements. Families with circumstances such as homelessness, children in foster care, or receiving TANF or SSI may also qualify for services.

 

How to Apply for Head Start Program?

Question:  How to Apply for Head Start Program?

Answer:  To apply for Head Start and Early Head Start, contact your local Head Start program in your community. Your local Head Start program will provide the required forms and answer your questions. They will also tell you what documents you should bring with you to apply.

To find a Head Start or Early Head Start program near you, use the Head Start Locator or call 1-866-763-6481 (toll-free).   Click here to locate your http://www.headstartprogram.netState’s Head Start Program.

What is Head Start Program?

Question:  What is Head Start Program?

Answer:  Head Start, is a federally funded program that provides child and family development services to low-income pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers.  Head Start program is designed to foster stable family relationships, enhance children’s physical and emotional well-being, and establish an environment to develop strong cognitive skills.

Head Start program serves over 1 million children and their families each year in all 50 states.

What is Early Head Start Program?

Question: What is Early Head Start Program?

Answer: Early Head Start is a federally funded community-based program for low-income families for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers up to age 3. Early Head Start Program was derived from the Head Start Program.  After 3 years old, the child can enroll in Head Start Program if they still qualify.