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Des Moines Public Schools Head Start, a Head Start Program of Des Moines, IA

Address
1301 - 2nd Avenue
Des Moines IA 50314-3401
Contact Phone
(515) 242-7588
Details
Drake University Head Start, including Early Head Start, is the largest Head Start grantee in the state of Iowa and one of only a few university-based Head Start programs in the nation. Drake University Head Start serves children from birth to age three through the Early Head Start program and children ages three and four and their families through the 3 and 4-year-old preschool program.
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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
Please understand that every application submitted to Drake University Early Head Start/Head Start is not guaranteed acceptance into the program.For more information about the application process, please contactDrake University Head Start at515-271-1854 or 1-800-44-DRAKE ext. 18543206 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
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