Eligibility Requirements

Head Start Eligibility

  • Child must be at least 3 years old, or turn 3 years old by the date used to determine eligibility for public school.
  • Family’s income is equal to or below the poverty line.
  • Family’s incomes are between 100 – 130% of the poverty line.
  • Family receives or is eligible for public assistance including TANF and/or SNAP.
  • Family is homeless as defined by the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless.
  • Child is in foster care.
  • If family does not fall into the above criteria the program may enroll a child who would benefit from services. Families within this realm cannot make up more than 10% of program’s enrollment.

Eligibility Documentation

Families must provide one form of documentation, listed above, to determine eligibility.