Eligibility

Eligibility

Find out if you qualify for Head Start or Early Head Start.

Head Start Eligibility

Age: Child is at least 3 years old by September 1

Family and Income Status:
  • Household income (100% poverty level)
  • Homeless
  • Foster care
  • Public assistance (TANF & SSI ONLY)

Early Head Start Eligibility

Age: Child must be under 3 years old by September 1

Family and Income Status:
  • Household income (100% poverty level)
  • Homeless
  • Foster care
  • Public assistance (TANF & SSI ONLY)

Other Qualifiers:

  • Disability – as defined by LEA and Part B standards.
In addition to household income status, CCA’s Head Start prioritizes families with teen parents and families with other at-risk factors.