Head Start Programs Indiana Head Start Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties Head Start Consortium

Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties Head Start Consortium, a Head Start Program of South Bend, IN

245 North Lombardy Drive, Suite A
South Bend IN IN
Contact Phone
(574) 283-8127
Head Start is a federally funded, comprehensive, child development program for eligible children and their family members.Children with special needs may apply.The age cut off date for the 2011-2012 Head Start program year is August 1. Children need to be 3 years old by the August 1st date. Children who are 5 years old and do not meet their Corporation’s Kindergarten cut off date may also apply.
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
How to ApplyTO PROCESS YOUR HEAD START APPLICATION, THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS NEEDED:Birth Certificate - a copy is required.Immunization Record -(if child has not been immunized, you must see the doctor first).Income records from most recent full tax year (W2, tax return, public assistance)Most recent proof of income (check stub, child support record, public assistance statement, etc.)T.A.N.F. (current 12 months printout).Medicaid or Hoosier Health Wise number for child and primary adult.Child Support (current 12 months printout).Private Insurance name and number if child is covered under a family plan.Name, address and phone numbers of Childs medical and dental doctors.3 Emergency Contacts: names, valid & working phone numbers and addresses.For more information:Call (574) 283-8127Toll Free (866) 440-8843
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