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Head Start

Head Start is a federally-funded program that supports children's early learning and development, health and family well-being. Head Start services are available to eligible families at no cost. Income guidelines are set by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and are updated annually. Head Start services aim to prepare children to succeed in school and in life through learning experiences tailored to their changing needs and abilities.

Head Start Eligibility Factors Include:

·         Children age 3 or 4 by October 1st

·         Children in foster or kinship care

·         Children from families receiving public assistance

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

·         Homeless (as defined by the McKinney-Vento Act - "individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. This includes those living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, train or bus stations, hotels, motels, RV parks, substandard housing, camping grounds or emergency or transitional shelters. Also includes those living in a public or private space not ordinarily used as a sleeping space for humans or living with relatives due to economic hardship".)

Call 970-613-5052 or email