Head Start Programs Iowa Head Start Hawkeye Area Community Action Program

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, a Head Start Program of Hiawatha, IA

1515 Hawkeye Drive
Hiawatha IA IA
Contact Phone
(319) 393-7811
In addition to center-based school readiness programs Early Head Start provides a home program for pregnant women and children age birth-3. Together with CACFP, CCR&R, PACES and the Quality Early Childhood Initiative, HACAP works to address the growing needs of young children and their parents.
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 apply for Head Start or Early Head Start, please call 211 or 739-4211 to arrange an application appointment. A biological parent or a guardian must complete the application. For the application appointment, you must bring: Income Verification for the last 12 months (i.e. tax return, W2, FIP printout, check stubs, foster care printout, pay envelopes or written statement from employer)To complete the application: Current Copy (within the past year) of child’s physicalCurrent Certificate of Immunization, signed by a medical professionalIf applicable, copy of child’s IEP or IFSPNames and phone numbers of child’s dentist, doctor, and additional contactsBirth Certificate is not required
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