Head Start Enrollment

You are eligible to apply for your child if:

  • You live in the city of Worcester
  • Your child is 3 or 4 years of age (Priority is given to four year olds)
  • Your family income falls within the Income Guidelines established by the Federal Government

2019 Income Guidelines

Persons in family/householdIncome Guideline100% - 130%
1$12,490$16,237
2$16,910$21,983
3$21,330$27,729
4$25,750$33,475
5$30,170$39,221
6$34,590$44,967
7$39,010$50,713
8$43,430$56,459
For families/households with more than eight persons, add $4,420 for each additional person 

If you think you may qualify for Head Start, Please call 508-799-3225 or 508-799-3608 to set up an appointment. Appointments take between 30 - 45 minutes and you will need all of the information required for the option you are applying for at time of your appointment.

What Program Options do we provide?

9:00 am – 12:30 pm at all Centers

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm at Millbury Center Only

You qualify for a half day option if your family meets the income guidelines.

(Limited Transportation available)

7:30am – 4:30pm

You qualify for a full day option if:

  • You are enrolled in school or working at least 20 hours a week and you meet the income guidelines.
  • If you are receiving public assistance or Supplemental Social Security Income,
  • if you have a foster child or a child with disabilities, special consideration is given.

What do you need to bring to your appointment to register for our program?

When registering for our ½ day program you will need:

  • Your child’s Birth Certificate
  • Your child’s Health Insurance card
  • Your child’s most current Physical
  • Your and your child’s Social Security cards or Passports
  • Your proof of address (utility bill/rental lease)
  • Your proof of household income
  • Your Picture I.D.

When registering for our full day program you will need:

  • Your child’s Birth Certificate
  • The Birth Certificates for all of the siblings that reside in your home or a copy of last year’s (2017) income tax form
  • Your child’s Health Insurance card
  • Your child’s most current Physical
  • Your and your child’s Social Security cards or Passports
  • Your proof of address (telephone, utility bill/rental lease) for both parents found on your child’s Birth Certificate
  • Your proof on household income (4 weeks or 2 weeks for those who are paid bi-weekly)
  • Your School Verification (schedule and proof of payment)
  • Restraining Order information, if applicable
  • Your Picture I.D.
  • Guardianship Information, if applicable

More Info

Early Release Information

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