463 Stratton Road
Port Angeles WA 98363
Head Start is a comprehensive program that provides children and families with information and access to education, health, mental, nutrition, family goal setting, prenatal education and resources. Children are provided with developmental screenings in the areas of education, sensory, vision, hearing and disabilities. Children with a suspected or diagnosed developmental delay are referred to the Port Angeles School District for further evaluation or services. They receive initial dental services, and parents/caregivers are offered services in child development, health education, advocacy, and, through a cooperative agreement with Peninsula College, each parent attending (Family Nights) can sign up for two credits per quarter that can be used as electives for those pursuing degrees.
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
REQUIRED DOCUMENTSTo be considered for enrollment your application must be complete and include copies of the following documents (documents will not be returned):Ã¯ÂÂ¶ Birth CertificateÃ¯ÂÂ¶ Immunization RecordsÃ¯ÂÂ¶ Income Verification Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Documentation that reflects current household income from all sources:Ã¯Æ’Â¼ Current pay stubs showing one month of incomeÃ¯Æ’Â¼ Letter from employer stating hours worked per week and pay rateÃ¯Æ’Â¼ Social Security Income (SSI)Ã¯Æ’Â¼ Latest Income Tax ReturnÃ¯Æ’Â¼ Unemployment IncomeÃ¯Æ’Â¼ Child SupportÃ¯Æ’Â¼ Disability IncomeÃ¯ÂÂ¶ Proof of Legal Custody (if child is in foster care)Ã¯ÂÂ¶ Notice of Action (if receiving TANF/GA)Ã¯ÂÂ¶ Current IEP (Head Start) or IFSP (Early Head Start) (if applicable)Ã¯ÂÂ¶ Tribal Enrollment (CIB) or Descendancy VerificationÃ¯ÂÂ¶ Copy of ChildÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Insurance CardÃ¯ÂÂ¶ Childs most recent Physical/Well child examSUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATIONOnce you have completed the application, you may submit by