Head Start Registration Information [START HERE]

Thank you for your interest in applying for the 2023/2024 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 part-day program for 3-5 year olds, sliding scale fee for full day to eligible West Haven families who meet income guidelines
  • 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:

Apply Online (English)
Apply Online (Spanish)

We look forward to our fall classes beginning on August 23rd.

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