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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

2022 Income Guidelines

Size of FamilyAnnual Income 100%Annual Income 130%
1$13,590$17,667
2$18,310$23,803
3$23,030$29,939
4$27,750$36,075
5$32,470$42,211
6$37,190$48,347
7$41,910$54,483
8$46,630$60,619
For Family units with more than 8 members, add $4,720.00-$6,082.00 for each additional member

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

9:00 am – 3:00 pm at all Centers

You qualify for the above 2 options if your family meets the income guidelines.

(Limited transportation available)

8:00am – 4:00pm

You qualify for the above 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.
  • No transportation is provided

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

When registering for our  9:00 am – 12:30 pm or 9:00 am –  3:00 pm program options 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 8:00am – 4:00pm program option 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
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