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Head Start is a federally funded preschool program for low income families who have a child who will be 4-years-old by September 30th of the school year, or, a child in the Sterling area who will be 3-years-old by September 30th of the school year.
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
How to Apply to HPI
Hanover Preschool Initiative (HPI) is accepting applications for the 2013/2014 school year.
Application appointments for the 2013/2014
school year began in January 2013.
Children must be three (3) or four (4) years of age by September 30, 2013.
School bus transportation is available in most areas.
Meals and supplies are provided.
Applicants must be a resident of Hanover County.
You will need to make an application appointment.
Note: Priority given to four (4) year olds and 10% of the actual enrollment will be children with disabilities.
You will need to have the following for the application appointment:
Two proofs of residency in Hanover County (taxes, lease or deed, phone bill, personal property tax (paid), check stub, voter registration card, and/or some other forms of documentation may be considered)
Official copy of child's birth certificate and social security card
Custody papers (if applicable)
Proofs of income (taxes, TANF, child support, unemploymen