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Important Information for Families: Are You Interested in Enrolling Your Student in Head Start/Early Head Start?

March 27, 2019

Important Information for Families: Are You Interested in Enrolling Your Student in Head Start/Early Head Start

Families interested in submitting an application for Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Head Start/Early Head Start program for the 2019/20 school year can enroll, beginning in April.

The Head Start/Early Head Start program is federally-funded and serves three-and four-year-old children with a full school day of educational enrichment activities utilizing research-proven curriculum. In addition, Head Start and Early Head Start services include health and nutrition screenings, mental health services and family support. Free breakfast and lunch are also provided. The Early Head Start program also provides services to pregnant women, infants and toddlers.

Families can submit an application during the following open enrollment windows.

Application Dates and Locations:

Lauderdale Manors Early Learning and Resources Center

1400 NW 14th Court

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Location: Cafeteria

April 13, 2019

(Saturday 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.)

April 15 – 18, 2019

(Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Sheridan Technical College 

5400 Sheridan Street

Hollywood, FL 33021

Location: Room 123

April 22 - 26, 2019

(Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

(Friday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

April 27, 2019

(Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)

To apply, families must meet the income eligibility requirements as determined by the Department of Health & Human Services 2019 Poverty Guidelines. Families of children with disabilities and foster children are encouraged to apply. Homeless families are also encouraged to apply. To complete an application, parents or guardians must provide:

  • Proof of age (child's original birth certificate or passport)
  • 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 Head Start/Early Intervention Services Department at 754-321-1961. You can also visit




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