Head Start and Early Head Start Programs

Attention: If you have previously applied with Pasco County Head Start our new online application may not allow you to re-apply if your email is in our database. You will receive the following message:"It appears that you have previously submitted an application. If you wish to apply again, please contact us by phone or in person." Do not panic, you can try again using a different email or you can click here for the Application Day schedule, choose the closest location and bring the Required Documents. We will have a paper application available for you to complete.

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Head Start is a Parent Particpation Program that offers Comprehensive Preschool Services to expectant mothers and children ages birth to five at no cost to eligible families

  • Eligibility and selection are based on family need and income.  Space is Limited.
  • Priority for Head Start is given to children who turn 4 years old on or before September 1 of the applying school year.
  • Priority for Early Head Start is given to expectant mothers and children who turn 3 after September 1 of the applying year.
  • Children with documented disabilities or special needs are encouraged to apply.
  • Transportation is limited and not guaranteed.
  • Face-to-face interviews are required in order to complete the application process.
  • Completing an application and face-to-face interview does NOT guarantee selection into the program.


For a list of documents that will be needed to support your family's application for services click here: Required Documents

For a list of acceptable documents for proving family income click here: Definitions of Income

To view the Poverty Guidelines for your family size click here: Federal Poverty Guidelines 



 For questions please email Alexis Russell at arussell@pasco.k12.fl.us