33 Fulton Street
Montclair NJ NJ
Head Start is a federally funded pre-school program, established in 1965 as a result of the â€œWar on Poverty.â€ This nationwide program serves low income children and families 3 to 5 years of age and provides the following services: education, health, nutrition, social services, services to children with special needs and parent services. Our MCDC Head Start services are provided free to qualified children and families who live in Bloomfield, Orange, Montclair and West Orange.
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
To qualify for Head Start or Early Head Start a family must:
-Meet federal income guidelines.
-Have a child aged birth to five years or be pregnant.
-Reside in Bloomfield, Montclair, Orange or West Orange, New Jersey.
Do You Want More Information About Early Start or Head Start?
Please contact us at (973) 783-0220