Head Start Programs Wisconsin Head Start Dane County Parent Council, Inc.

Dane County Parent Council, Inc., a Head Start Program of Madison, WI

2096 Red Arrow Trail
Madison WI 53711-4723
Contact Phone
(608) 275-6740
DCPC recognizes the parent as the child's first and foremost important teacher and all staff are committed to the highest quality of care and education for your child.All programs for children meet the standards of NAEYC, NAFCC, City of Madison or Head Start Performance Standards. The curriculum includes all the components needed to help your child achieve skills, based on the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards, to be ready for kindergarten.
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
Head Start Enrollment Head Start Part-Day Application Process Parents or guardians fill out the application. This form must be fully completed. Click to download in English or Español. Then the application form is rated with points given according to DCPC selection criteria. Selection criteria are approved annually by our Head Start Parent Council (HSPC). If your child is eligible for enrollment, the Enrollment Specialist will send you a letter (usually in early May) and will contact you to set up a time to complete all your required enrollment forms and screenings at your new program site. Finally, your child's Teacher and/or Family Outreach Worker will visit you in your home to complete the remaining forms and talk to you about how you and your child can participate in becoming part of our Head Start community.
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