When applying, in addition to a completed application, we will require: Proof of Income (ONE of the following): Income Tax Return (most recent) W-2's (most recent) Previous 12 months of check stubs with year-to-date wages An employer's written statement of income for the previous 12 months Also provide the following if applicable: Proof of Child Support received Scholarship and/or grant award letter(s) Social Security Card Proof of Child's Age (ONE of the following:) Birth Certificate Crib Card Birth Record
Head Start programs support children as cited on the Office of the Administration for Children and Families website (https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/hs/about):
Early learning: Children's readiness for school and beyond is fostered through individualized learning experiences. Through relationships with adults, play, and planned and spontaneous instruction, children grow in many aspects of development. Children progress in social skills and emotional well-being, along with language and literacy learning, and concept development
Health: Each child's perceptual, motor, and physical development is supported to permit them to fully explore and function in their environment. All children receive health and development screenings, nutritious meals, oral health and mental health support. Programs connect families with medical, dental, and mental health services to ensure that children are receiving the services they need.
Family well-being: Parents and families are supported in achieving their own goals, such as housing stability, continued education, and financial security. Programs support and strengthen parent-child relationships and engage families around children's learning and development.