2019-2020 Head Start/Early Head Start Application Information

19-20 Head Start/Early Head Start Application
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    2019-2020 Head Start/Early Head Start Application Information

    *New and waitlisted applicants to Head Start/Early Head Start only
    Please click here if you are interested in applying for the Head Start/Early Head Start program. 

    Currently enrolled students, please see your Parent Educator. 

    **Status notifications will be sent via email and regular mail after April 30th.

    Important Information about Entering Kindergarten after Head Start/Early Head Start
    Selection for a Head Start/Early Head Start program at a school does not guarantee placement for Kindergarten at the same school. If your child is selected or offered a seat in a Head Start/Early Head Start class that is not your boundary schoolyou must apply for and receive a reassignment in order for your child to attend Kindergarten at the same school. To learn about the reassignment process, please visit the School Choice website.

  • Eligibility Requirements

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Head Start children must be 3-or 4-years-old on or before September 1, 2019.
    • 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, homeless and Foster Care children, who meet all other requirements, are encouraged to apply.

  • Required Documents

    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 (2018) OR PAST 12 MONTHS

      Examples of acceptable income documentation for each family member

      • 2018 Pay stubs with year-to-date income for full year
      • 2018 W-2 Forms (for full year)
      • 2018 Income Tax Form 1040 (with Schedule C if self-employed)
      • 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

      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. 2019 Federal Poverty Guidelines (coming soon). For more information, please email us at headstart@browardschools.com or call 754-321-1961.

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    Pre-Application Link

    • Attention: If you have previously applied with the Broward County Head Start/Early Head Start program, our new online Pre-Application may not allow you to move forward if your email is in our database.  Proceed to the next step.

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