150 Lafayette Rd
Clarksville TN 37042
Head Start is a nationally recognized child development program designed to meet the educational, mental, nutritional, and social needs of 3 and 4 year olds and their families. Head Start helps all children succeed. Special Services are offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities.
Who is Eligible?
Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well.
Families are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Registration for the 2012-2013 School Year
If your child will be 3 or 4 years old on or before August 31, 2012, and if your income meets federal guidelines, then he/she may qualify for the Head Start program. Registration dates are listed to the side. You will also need to bring the following:
*please note: items listed in bold are required to apply
ALL proof of family income (most recent tax return or pay stub for 12 consecutive months prior to application date)
Your child's birth certificate
Proof of receipt of Families First, SSI and/or Food stamps, if received in the last 12 months
Your child's current physical and dental exam record (meaning exam occurred no earlier than September 2012).
Your child's Social Security card
Your child's health insurance card
Your child's white Tennessee Immunization certificate
Proof of your child's learning disability if applicable (i.e. IEP, IFSP or psychological evaluation).