Head Start Eligibility

  • Kids Hands
    Eligibility Requirements

    • Head Start children must be 3-or 4-years-old on or before September 1st.
    • Family income must be at or below the 2019 US Department of Health & Human Services Poverty Guidelines to qualify for the program.
    • Applications must be completed by parent/guardian ONLY.
    • Children with disabilities, who meet all other requirements, are welcomed to apply.

    Documents Needed To Apply

    • Proof of age (child’s ORIGINAL birth certificate or passport)
    • Proof of guardianship, if applicable
    • Parent/guardian photo identification
    • Proof of Broward County residence (domicile)
    • Proof of ALL HOUSEHOLD INCOME FOR PREVIOUS CALENDAR YEAR OR PAST 12 MONTHS

    Examples of acceptable income documentation for each family member

    • Pay stubs with year-to-date income for full year
    • W-2 Forms (previous year)
    • Income Tax Form 1040 (with Schedule C if self-employed) (previous year)
    • Unemployment Compensation Records
    • Public Assistance records (TANF, W.A.G.E.S.) with amounts and dates received
    • Notarized written statement from employer
    • Retirement benefits records
    • Supplemental Security Income records (SSI)
    • Veterans benefits records
    • Child Support/Alimony records
    • Worker’s Compensation records
    • Military allotment records
    • Training stipends
    • Grants, fellowships, scholarships
    • Social Security Benefits

Poverty Guidelines

2019 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR THE 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Contact Information

  • Head Start/Early Intervention

    600 SE Third Avenue

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-1961

    Fax: --

    TTL: --

    Phone: --

    Angela Iudica, Ph.D.

    Director