Head Start Programs California Head Start Santa Clara County Office of Education

Santa Clara County Office of Education, a Head Start Program of San Jose, CA

1290 Ridder Park Drive, MC 225
San Jose CA CA
Contact Phone
(408) 453-6900
The Santa Clara County Office of Education is also the Early Head Start (EHS) grantee in Santa Clara County. The Early Head Start Program enrolls eligible infants and toddlers and provides services in collaboration with CalSAFE (teenage mothers), Job Corps, and Parkway Child Development Programs.
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
REQUIRED DOCUMENTSYour application must be complete and include copies of the following documents (documents will not be returned):• Birth Certificate• Immunization Records• TB Assessment and/or TB Test Results• Income Verification - Documentation must reflect your current economic status and must include allsources of income received by the child's parents or guardians such as:o Current pay stubs showing last two (2) months worth of incomeo Letter from employer stating hours worked per week and pay rate (only if unable to provide pay stubs)o Latest Income Tax Return or W-2 (if seasonally employed, self-employed, or if unable to provide pay stubs; must reflect current economic status)o Unemployment Incomeo Worker's Compensationo Child Supporto Disability Income• Proof of Legal Custody (if child is in foster care)• Notice of Action (if receiving CalWORKs)• Proof of Supplemental Security Income (if applicable)• Homelessness Verification (if
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