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

 

Recruitment and applications for the program year 2019-2020 begins in February 2019 through May 2019

 

PLEASE REVIEW ALL STEPS BEFORE CLICKING ON THE BLUE LINKS

STEP 1: Families interested in applying for services must participate in an In-Person Interview at an advertised Application Day location (NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED) 

STEP 2: Bring the Required Documents to the Application Day location that you choose to attend.

STEP 3: If you are applying for a child who is or will turn 4 on or before 9/1/19 Click Here

STEP 4: If you have previously completed an online pre-application it is NOT necessary to complete another one. The application will be printed at the time of the in-person interview.

STEP 5: If you have never applied for a child through Pasco County Head Start/Early Head Start then you may pre-apply below.

 

Attention Please Read:

If you have previously applied with Pasco County Head Start and your email is in our family database our online Pre-Application will not allow you to move forward. If your email is already in our family database then 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."

Feel free to email Alexis Russell at arussell@pasco.k12.fl.us.

After successfully submitting an online pre-applicaton you MUST check your email for confirmation and additional information.

 

  Apply Here - English   

Aplicar aquí - Español

 

  • 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.
  • In-person interviews are required in order to complete the application process.
  • Completing an application and in-person interview does NOT guarantee selection into the program.
  • All applicants are placed on the program's waiting list for one year.

 

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

To view the Poverty Guidelines for your family size click here

 

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