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Enrollment and Eligibility

Head Start is a family and child development program for low-income families. Family income is one key factor in determining eligibility.  The federal poverty guidelines are used to evaluate family income.  In addition, at least 10% of enrollment must be children with disabilities, who have a current IEP (Individual Education Plan).

Your child is eligible for Head Start if you meet the income guidelines and your child:

  • is 3 years old through the year prior to kindergarten eligibility.
  • has a current IEP
  • is a foster child
  • is currently living with a parent or the child is receiving SSI/SSD
  • is eligible for TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
  • is currently homeless

Documentation

A complete application must include a copy of the following documentation:

  • Income Verification - Documentation must reflect your current economic status and must include all sources of income received by the child's parent / guardian such as: Current pay stub, letter from employer, latest income tax return or W-2, unemployment income, worker's compensation, child support, TANF, disability income, proof of foster care, etc.
  • Your Child's Current Immunization (Shot) Record

Submitting application

If you need help completing the application, please contact your local Head Start option.

Applications can be dropped off at your local Head Start option or mailed to:

Northern Tier Community Action Corporation-Head Start
PO Box 389
Emporium, PA 15834

 


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