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Open Enrollment Window for BCPS Head Start/Early Head Start Program

Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Parents and guardians can submit applications for Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Head Start/Early Head Start programs during the following open enrollment windows:

    •    March 7 – 18, 2016
    •    April 4 – 15, 2016

The BCPS Head Start/Early Head Start Program serves three- and four-year-old children, and offers a full school day of educational enrichment activities with research proven curriculum focusing on the development of the whole child. In addition, Head Start and Early Head Start services include dental, health, nutrition, mental health and family support. The Early Head Start Program also provides services to pregnant women, infants and toddlers.

To apply, families must meet the income eligibility requirements, as determined by the Department of Health & Human Services 2016 Poverty Guidelines. Families of children with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To complete an application, parents or guardians must provide the following documentation:

    •    Proof of age (child's original birth certificate or passport)
    •    Child's Medicaid card (if eligible)
    •    Proof of guardianship (if applicable)
    •    Parent photo identification
    •    Proof of all household income for the past 12 months (income is defined as the total money earned or       received before deductions for all family members)
    •    Proof of residence in Broward County

For more information, contact the BCPS Head Start/Early Head Start Program at 754-321-1961 or visit, ece.browardschools.com.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 265,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 238 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 103 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 208 different countries and speak 181 different languages. For more information about BCPS and the Centennial Celebration, visitbrowardschools.com, follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools, like BCPS on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.