Desert Sands USD, a Head Start Program of La Quinta, CA

47-950 Dune Palms Road
La Quinta CA CA
Contact Phone
(760) 771-8677
Head Start: There are six part-day traditional school year Head Start programs and five full-day Head Start programs, all of which are located in Indio and Palm Desert. Head Start is a Federally funded program.
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
Parent(s) may apply at the DSUSD District Educational Center, ECE Office located at 47-950 Dune Palms Rd. in La Quinta. Please call for directions: (760) 771-8677, 771-8678 or 771-8725 Bring the following information to complete a preschool application: Child's Birth CertificateChild's Immunization Record (yellow card)Verification of income for the past 12 months such as pay stub(s) with a year-to-date total and your current Income Tax report. Additional financial verification may be required depending on the program. Income guidelines determine placement in the appropriate Early Childhood Education Program.Notice of Action and/or Medi-Cal,WIC card if applicableChild's social security card if applicable
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