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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.


Completing an online Pre-Application does NOT place your child on the waiting list.


Attention Please Read:

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

You may either use a different email or email Alexis Russell at


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  • 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 supporting documents that will be needed for 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