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Early Head Start

Serves low-income infant and toddlers ages 6 weeks to 3 years. Infants and toddlers can begin to receive Early Head Start services at any point in the year after they are 6 weeks old. (Note: placement is subject to eligibility and slot vacancy.) Early Head Start also provides support for income eligible Pregnant Women.

Head Start

Children must be 3 years old and families must meet eligibility guidelines.

Applications for enrollment will be accepted as follows:

Hernando and Sumter Counties may call for an appointment at the Hernando or Sumter centers listed here or click here (ENGLISH) or here (Spanish) to begin the process online! 

Volusia County you may call for an appointment at the Volusia centers listed here or click here (English) or here (Spanish) to begin the process online!

If you have already submitted an application online or in person, even if in the previous school year, please do not submit another application. 

Please bring with you the following information to your application appointment:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of residency such as: Florida driver's license, utility bill, I.D., etc.
  • Proof of income for parent/guardian for the last 12 months or previous calendar year
  • If the child has a disability: IEP, diagnosis etc.
  • Proof of custody if applicable

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