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Drake University Early Head Start, a Head Start Program of Des Moines, IA

School of Education
Des Moines IA IA
Contact Phone
(515) 271-1854
Early Head Start, established in 1994 by the Head Start Reauthorization Act, offers comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants, toddlers and their families.
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
Please understand that every application submitted to Drake University Early Head Start/Head Start is not guaranteed acceptance into the program.For more information about the application process, please contactDrake University Head Start at515-271-1854 or 1-800-44-DRAKE ext. 18543206 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
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