Head Start Programs Massachusetts Head Start Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc.

Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc., a Head Start Program of Lawrence, MA

Address
Head Start Program
Lawrence MA 01840-1473
Contact Phone
(978) 681-4920
Details
The Head Start Program is committed to employing and developing highly skilled-team oriented staff, which is representative of the various cultures and ethnic backgrounds of our diverse client population. By combining the efforts of team members, Head Start is able to provide the best possible services to the child and their family.
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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
ELIGIBILITYINCOMEParticipating families must be at or below the Federal Family Income Guidelines as published annually in the Federal Register. These are based on the official poverty line derived from national census data. (10% of participants may have incomes in excess of these guidelines and are selected in accordance with criteria established by the local Program Policy Council.)RESIDENCEParticipating families must live in Lawrence, Methuen, Andover or North Andover.AGEPre-school children must turn 3 or 4 years old prior to entering the program.Infants and Toddlers must be between the ages of birth through age 3.Pregnant women may be in any trimester.Priorities for enrollment into Early Head Start will be established by the local Program Policy CouncilSPECIAL CONSIDERATION10% of enrollment slots in both Head Start and Early Head Start are reserved for children with diagnosed disabilities/special needs.
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