Head Start Registration Information [START HERE]

Thank you for your interest in applying for the 2022/2023 school year. Please review the following information before filling out the online application below.

Enrollment is open to families who:

  • Live in West Haven
  • Have a child/children who will be three or four-years-old by January 1 of the coming year
  • Must meet Federal Income Eligiblity Guidelines. Click here to find out if you meet the guidelines
  • Children, ages 3-4, from West Haven families receiving public assistance, such as TANF, SNAP or SSI, are eligible regardless of income.
  • Or have a child of the required age with special needs

Head Start Highlights:

  • Free to eligible to West Haven families who meet income guidelines
  • Free part-day program for 3-5 year olds, sliding scale fee for full day
  • Free family support services and activities
  • Free health and developmental screenings
  • Services provided to children with special needs
  • Care 4 Kids Certificates accepted
  • Professionally trained staff

Important Documents to Provide:

Upon completion of this online application, copies of the following documents are required to complete your enrollment. Please make sure your child’s name is on every document you submit.

  • Your Child’s Birth Certificate
  • Your child’s dental, physical examination and immunization records
  • Current two proofs of West Haven residency (example): Utility bill, Mortgage or Rent Receipt
  • Current proof of income (choose one): 2021 tax return or W2, or most recent paystubs (4 current paystubs if paid weekly or two paystubs if paid bi-weekly), Social Security benefit letter, TANF cash assistance benefit letter, SNAP Card or benefits letter or Unemployment benefit letter.

Submit Documents:

  • Mail: WHCH Head Start/227 Elm St/West Haven, CT 06516
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Fax: (203) 937-9052
  • Dropped Off: In Drop-Off box next to back door of the WHCH building at 227 Elm Street.
Apply Online (English)
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We look forward to our fall classes beginning on August 25th.

Please know that we are strictly adhering to all COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines

Apply online and bring your paperwork to one of our registration & info sessions:

Wednesday, June 9th
Molloy School
255 Meloy Rd
10:00am – 1:00pm


Thursday, July 8th
WH Community House
227 Elm Street
2:00pm – 5:00pm