Early Head Start Eligibility

  • Early Head Start Eligibility

    In order to be eligible for the Early Head Start Program, the following must apply:

    • Early Head Start - Pregnant women and children birth-2-years-old
    • Family income must meet federal poverty guidelines

    Children with disabilities, homeless and Foster Care children, who meet all other requirements, are welcome to apply.

    Documents Needed To Apply

    Examples of acceptable income documentation for each family member

    • Pay stubs with year-to-date income for full year (previous year)
    • W-2 Forms (previous year)
    • Income Tax Form 1040 (previous year)
    • Unemployment Compensation Records
    • Public Assistance records (TANF, W.A.G.E.S.) with amounts and dates received
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Award Letter/Benefit Verification Letter Only with full payment history for previous year or last 12 months
    • Social Security Benefits (SSA) Award Letter/Benefit Verification Letter Only (retirement or disability)
    • Notarized Letter of Financial Support from individual (not parent/guardian) living in the same home and supporting the family (download)
    • Notarized Letter of Financial Support from individual not living in the same home and providing financial support to the family (download)
    • Notarized Employment Verification from employer (download)
    • Veterans benefits records
    • Child Support/Alimony records
    • Worker’s Compensation records
    • Military allotment records
    • Training stipends
    • Grants, fellowships, scholarships

    Please be aware of the following: Broward County Head Start/Early Head Start has a limited number of available slots and applying does not guarantee that your child will be enrolled. Enrollment is based on eligibility and the needs of the child/family. To be accepted, your child needs to meet the age and income requirements. Please read these guidelines before starting the online application. For more information, please email us at headstart@browardschools.com or call 754-321-1961.


Contact Information

  • Head Start/Early Intervention

    600 SE Third Avenue

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-1961

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    Sharonda Davis-Bailey