2020-2021 Head Start/Early Head Start Application Information

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    2020-2021 Head Start/Early Head Start Application Information 

    *New and waitlisted applicants to Head Start/Early Head Start only. Currently enrolled students, please contact your Parent Educator. 

    To apply for our Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Head Start/Early Head Start program for the 2020-2021 school year, please do the following:

    First time applying? If your answer is no, please click here to locate your account.

    Interview Step 1. Click here to schedule an interview

    Documents  Step 2. Required application documents:

      • Proof of age (child’s ORIGINAL birth certificate or foreign passport)
      • Proof of guardianship, if applicable
      • Parent/guardian photo identification
      • Proof of Broward County residence (domicile), if you are sharing housing and do not have proof of residence, please complete the Affidavit of Shared Housing form EnglishSpanish | Haitian/Creole | Portuguese
      • Proof of ALL HOUSEHOLD INCOME FOR PREVIOUS CALENDAR YEAR (2019) OR PAST 12 MONTHS
        Examples of acceptable income documentation for each family member:
        • 2019 Income Tax Form 1040 (must be signed)
        • 2019 Pay stubs with year-to-date income (for full year)
        • 2019 W-2 Forms (for full year)
        • Public Assistance records (TANF, W.A.G.E.S.) with amounts and dates received
        • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Award Letter/Benefit Verification Letter Only with full payment history for 2019 or last 12 months (call 1-800-772-1213 or visit your Social Security office)
        • Social Security Benefits (SSA) Award Letter/Benefit Verification Letter Only (retirement or disability) (call 1-800-772-1213 or visit your Social Security office)
        • Notarized Letter of Financial Support Form from individual (not parent/guardian) living in the same home and providing financial support to the family (download)
        • Notarized Letter of Financial Support Form from individual not living in the same home and providing financial support to the family (download)
        • Notarized Employment Verification Form from employer (download)
        • Unemployment Compensation Records
        • Veterans benefits records
        • Child Support/Alimony records (with payment history)
        • Worker’s Compensation records
        • Military allotment records
        • Training stipends
        • Grants, fellowships, scholarships
        • Acceptable proof of residence documents

    2020 U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines

    Your application is not complete nor will your child be considered for enrollment until you have completed an interview. Children with disabilities, homeless and Foster Care children, who meet all other requirements, are encouraged to apply.

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    **Application status will be available after April 30th 
    Click here for instructions on how to access the HS/EHS Parent Portal
     



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  • Important Information about Entering Kindergarten after Head Start/Early Head Start
    Selection for a Head Start/Early Head Start program at a school does not guarantee placement for Kindergarten at the same school. If your child is selected or offered a seat in a Head Start/Early Head Start class that is not your boundary schoolyou must apply for and receive a reassignment in order for your child to attend Kindergarten at the same school. To learn about the reassignment process, please visit the School Choice website.