Eligibility

Interested families may call or walk into our Central Office to complete an Interest Card.  An Early Head Start staff member will then call to arrange an appointment to complete a program application with the parent/guardian. Applications for program services are accepted year-round.  Center Based applications must be completed at the center you wish to apply for.

To be eligible for Home Visitation Services you must meet the income guidelines, be a pregnant woman or have an infant 0-12 months of age or an infant 0-18 months with a certified disability.

To be eligible for Center Based Services you must meet the income guidelines, have an infant or toddler between the ages of 6 weeks to 30 months (services continue to the age of 3 years), and be working full-time, enrolled in school full-time or be a part-time combination of the two*.

One document under each category is needed in order for an application to be considered complete:

  • Birth Verification
    • Birth Certificate
    • Hospital Records
    • Federal or State Records (Driver’s License, ID Card)
    • Passport/I-94
  • Income Verification
    • Previous year Income Tax Form -1040
    • W-2
    • Cal WORKs TANF
    • SSI Benefits
    • Pay Stubs (the last 12 months)
    • Social Security, State Disability, and/or Unemployment Benefits

*Upon acceptance into one of the centers, work and/or school verification from the employer and/or school will be necessary for the child to be enrolled.