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Apply for Head Start & Early Head Start

Click here to apply for Head Start. Haga clic aqui para Head Start. Read below to see if you qualify. 
Head Start English Application      Head Start Spanish Application
If you don't qualify for Head Start, click here for State Preschool application
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Head Start is a no-cost, center-based program, part-day or full-day, for preschoolers of qualifying families.

Early Head Start is a no-cost, home-based program for children 0-3. It is an option where parent or legal guardian has to be present 1.5 hours a week. A socialization is provided twice a month for 3 hours for all children and parents or guardians.

Six (6) Head Start Locations - Click on a school name for map
Full Day Program 
8:15-2:15 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Part Day Program
7:45-11:15 a.m. or 12:00-3:30 p.m.
Monday - Thursday
Jeannette Ellis Center Heald Academy Center
Lakeland Village School school
Machado Elementary
Railroad Canyon Elementary
Wildomar Elementary
Find out if your family qualifies for Head Start
HEAD START -  2021 Poverty Guidelines
Persons in Family Household Yearly Income 101% of Yearly Income 130% of Yearly Income
1 $12,880 $13,008 $16,744
2 $17,420 $17,594 $22,646
3 $21,960 $22,179 $28,548
4 $26,500 $26,765 $34,450
5 $31,040 $31,350 $40,352
6 $35,580 $35,935 $46,254
7 $40,120 $40,521 $52,156
8 $44,660 $45,106 $58,058
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,540 for each additional person.
* If you don't qualify under these guidelines, you may apply for State Preschool.