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  • 2024-2025 HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START APPLICATION PERIOD - NOW OPEN

    Early Head Start - Pregnant women and children birth - 2 years old

    Head Start - Children ages 3 and 4 years old on OR before September 1, 2024

    2024-2025 APPLICATION STEPS

     

    Families with foster care children, children with disabilities, and those that are unhoused are encouraged to apply. All families interested in applying for Head Start must follow the steps below.  

     

    Step 1: Complete the Pre-Application

    If you are NEW to Head Start (never applied before), you must complete the pre-application prior to your appointment. If you are new to Head Start and need to create a pre-application, please send an email to headstart@browardschools.com and include the parent's first and last name, child's first and last name, date of birth, phone number, and email address.

     

     ***If you have an existing account with Head Start/Early Head Start OR had a child previously attend Head Start, you do not need to complete the pre-application, go to Step 2.***

     


     

    Step 2: Collect Required Documents

    Gather the required application documents. Contact Head Start or call 754-321-1961 or email headstart@browardschools.com to request the document upload link for your account.

     

    Click Here for a list of required application documents  


     

    Step 3: Interview Appointment

    The 2024 - 2025 Head Start application interview window will open during the summer from June 17, 2024, through July 19, 2024, Monday through Thursday at the following locations:

    No appointment needed, but please note wait times may vary. 

    Head Start/ Early Head Start Application Sites:

    E. Pat Larkins

    520 NW 3rd Street

    Pompano Beach, FL 33060

    Hours: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm, Monday to Thursday

    * Closed on 6/19/24 Juneteenth and 7/4/24 Independence Day


    Gulfstream Early Learning Center

    120 SW 4th Avenue

    Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

    Hours: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Monday to Thursday

    * Closed on 6/19/24 Juneteenth and 7/4/24 Independence Day


    Wingate Oaks

    1211 NW 33rd Terrace

    Lauderhill, Florida 33311

    Hours: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Monday to Thursday

    * Closed on 6/19/24 Juneteenth and 7/4/24 Independence Day


    Please bring all the original documents with you to the interview:

    • Child’s Birth Certificate
    • Parent ID
    • Proof of Address (two proofs of address with the date range 3/24-6/24)
    • Income from 2023 (all adults in household, e.g 2023 1040 tax return, 2023 W2s, SSA etc.) OR public assistance eligibility letter 7/2023 to current (SNAP, TANF, SSI)

    **Please note an interview is required to complete the application process**

Contact Information

  • Early Childhood Education

    600 SE 3rd Ave

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-1961

    Fax: --

    TTL: --

    Phone: --

    Sharonda Bailey

    Director

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  • 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.