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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.