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For Immediate Release:
January 18, 2013

Media Contact:
W. David Allison

Miami-Dade County's Head Start / Early Head Start Program now accepting applications

The Head Start / Early Head Start Program now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 program year

(MIAMI, January 18, 2013) – The Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) Head Start/Early Head Start Program will hold open enrollment for the 2012-2013 program years.  From January 22, 2013 through April 30, 2013,  applications will be accepted for services to expectant mothers and children ages two months to three years old in the Early Head Start Program and three years old (by September 1, 2013) to five (5) years old (after September 1, 2013) for the Head Start Program.  Children with disabilities who have a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Individualized Family Support Plan (IFSP) are encouraged to apply.

Applications are available at all Head Start/Early Head Start centers and CAHSD Community Service Centers throughout Miami-Dade County.   Applications and a list of Head Start Centers may also be downloaded from the County portal at

Head Start is a federally funded comprehensive child development program, serving low–income families.  Services available through this program include health, mental health and nutrition, assistance with disabilities, education, social services, and parent involvement. 

For additional information or to locate a Head Start Center in your neighborhood, please call (786) 469-4622. 


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