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How to Apply
The following requirements are needed for the Early Head Start/Head Start program:
- Early Head Start: newborn to 3 years of age.
- Head Start: 3-4 years of age on or before September 1, 2018, or no more than 5 years of age after September 1, 2018.
- You must meet income guidelines.
Proof of parent's/legal guardian gross income for the past 12 months or the last calendar year (2017). Documents include a signed Income Form Tax 1040, W-2 forms, pay stubs, pay envelopes, Unemployment Compensation, written statements from employers, or documentation showing current status as recipients of public assistance, Social Security Supplemental Income (SSI), TANF, or Child Support.
Picture identification of parent(s) / legal guardian - driver's license, state issued picture, employer issued I.D.
Proof of Miami-Dade County Residency.
If your child has a diagnosed disability, you must attach the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or the Individualized Family Support Plan or evaluation report (IFSP).
Note: In order to ensure that your child receives proper care and attention, inform the Head Start staff during registration, if your child has any allergies, special medical or dietary needs, or other areas of concern.
Fill out and return the application forms:
To get more information, read our Frequently Asked Questions.
All information returned to the Head Start/Early Head Start Program will be maintained in a confidential manner. Should you have additional questions, please contact us at 786-469-4622.
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