Head Start – Early Head Start Program provides learning and development services to low-income families and children from birth to age 5
Enroll Your Child Today!
Enrollment Options – you can enroll your child in any of the following ways:
HS/EHS APPLICATION LINE
You can apply to register your child right now by filling in the online application. If you need more information about the Early Head Start / Head Start program call our Intake Department (315) 470-3346 ext. 303, 343, 348
3-5 years of age
We help children achieve their full potential by providing early childhood development, health, family services and other support to participants and their families at no cost.
Eligibility: To qualify you must meet federal income guidelines and have a child 3-5 years of age.
0-3 years of age
Promotes the physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth of infants and toddlers, and provides prenatal education and support services to pregnant women.
Eligibility: To qualify you must meet the federal income guidelines and you must have a child younger than 3 or be an expectant mother.
The Home-Based Program is for pregnant women and children birth to five years old.
Child (birth to five) and Parent Support Services
Home visits cover areas of child development, health, nutrition, social, and emotional well-being. Home-Based model is fostering parent/child relationship.
Pregnancy Support Services
Home visits from a maternal child health nurse include information about prenatal and post-partum care, nutrition, breastfeeding, childbirth, and newborn education.
All Programs Provide:
- High quality individualized educational programming to prepare children and families for kindergarten.
- Opportunities for parents to volunteer, to connect school to home, and to promote receiving school readiness.
- Services and referrals in all areas of health, mental health, nutrition, disabilities, education and socialization.
Does my family qualify for the Head Start program?
Your family qualifies for the Head Start program if your household income is at or below the poverty level. Check the Poverty Guidelines to see if your family qualifies.
Families who receive public assistance (TANF, SSI, or SNAP), and those with children in foster care or children who are homeless, also qualify regardless of income.