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The Head Start program is available for children from low-income families between 0-5 years old, including those with special needs. Early Head Start is for children 0-4; Head Start is for children 4-5 years old.


  •  Applicants must meet certain income guidelines per the Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Applicants must be working at least 20 hours per week; or be enrolled in school or a job training program


There is no cost to the parent


  • Classrooms have an excellent teacher to child ratio: 1 teacher to 10 children in Head Start; and 1 caregiver to 4 infants/toddlers in Early Head Start
  • Staff members screen children to determine their overall level of development, and make ongoing assessments to monitor each child's progress
  • Each child is provided with experiences that maximize his or her total development
  • Head Start and Early Head Start is available to children with special needs

What's Next

A representative from your closest Head Start location will contact you by phone or letter regarding your application and availability.

Get Help

(813) 272-5140

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