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Head Start & Early Head Start

Click here to apply for 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, go to State Preschool application
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1. What is Head Start/Early Head Start?

Head Start/Early Head Start are federally-funded, no cost part-day or full-day programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers which are offered to qualifying families.

Full Day Head Start - center-based program for children 3 and 4 years old. The full-day hours are 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Monday through Friday at different locations.

Part Day Head Start - center-based program for children 3 and 4 years old. The part-day hours are 7:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 12:00 - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday at one location.

Early Head Start - 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.

2. Check the YEARLY GROSS income guidelines to see if your family qualifies.
 
   HS Poverty Guidelines 2020   
 
* If you don't qualify under these guidelines, you may apply for State Preschool.
 
3. Check our school sites and hours. (Click a school site name for a map of the school)
     
Head Start School Sites  Program Type School Hours
Heald Academy Center
3.5 hours
(AM or PM)
7:45 to 11:15 a.m.
12:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Jeannette Ellis Center 6 hours 8:15 to 2:15 p.m.
Lakeland Village School 6 hours 8:15 to 2:15 p.m.
Machado Elementary 6 hours 8:15 to 2:15 p.m.
Railroad Canyon Elementary 6 hours 8:15 to 2:15 p.m.
Wildomar Elementary 6 hours 8:15 to 2:15 p.m.
 
* State Preschool offers additional sites.