Enrolling your Child
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 18:23
How Do I Apply for Head Start, Early Head Start, and Migrant/Seasonal Head Start?
Applying for Head Start, Early Head Start, and Migrant/Seasonal Head Start can be a simple process. Use this information to help guide you in enrolling for Head Start services.
Contact the Head Start, Early Head Start, and Migrant/Seasonal Head Start program serving your community. They will explain the paperwork you should bring to apply. Your local program will provide the required forms and answer your questions. Some programs have begun to offer online enrollment applications.
Use the Clickable Maps to find a Head Start, Early Head Start, or Migrant/Seasonal Head Start program near you.
Call the Arkansas Head Start Association toll free at 1-866-371-0740 or e-mail or to find a Head Start, Early Head Start, or Migrant/Seasonal Head Start program in your area.
Who is Eligible?
Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children birth-5 years of age, whose families are Migrant or Seasonal Farmworkers, are eligible for Migrant/Seasonal Head Start services.
Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Click here for information on the poverty guidelines. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well.
Families are encouraged to apply. Programs begin recruitment for the next program year in early Spring.
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