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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

2021 Income Guidelines

Size of FamilyAnnual Income 100%Annual Income 130%
1$12,880$16,774
2$17,420$22,646
3$21,960$28,548
4$26,500$34,450
5$31,040$40,352
6$35,580$46,254
7$40,120$52,156
8$44,660$58,058
For Family units with more than 8 members, add $4,540.00-$5,902.00 for each additional member

If you think you may qualify for Head Start, Please call 508-799-3225 or 401-203-3152 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

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

(Limited Transportation available)

8:00am – 4:00pm

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 (2020) 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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