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Porter Leath Douglass Head Start, a Head Start Program of Memphis, TN

868 North Manassas Street
Memphis TN 38107-2516
Contact Phone
(901) 577-2500
Shelby County Head Start is a comprehensive child development program that serves preschool children ages 3-5 and their families. The program promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and 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
How do I enroll my child into the Head Start / Early Head Start program? Your child must have reached the age of three by September 30 (a date set by the Memphis City School Board) of any given year and be less than the age of six in order to be eligible for the Head Start program. To be eligible for the Early Head Start program, your child must be at least six weeks old and less than the age of three. For both programs, your family as a whole must meet the income requirements, which are based on the number of individuals living in your household. Because this is a program for low-income families, your annual income must be under the guidelines set by the federal government. Once you have met all of the above requirements, the next step is to choose the head start center you would like your child to attend and submit an enrollment form for each child that you are want to enroll. The completion of an enrollment form does not guarantee enrollment of your child. The enrollment form is rev
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