Head Start Programs Illinois Head Start Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, a Head Start Program of East St. Louis, IL

601 James R. Thompson Boulevard
East St. Louis IL 62201-1129
Contact Phone
(618) 482-6955
SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start is a nationally recognized quality early childhood education program that promotes school readiness for children. Services are available to St. Clair County pregnant moms and families of children ages six weeks to five years old. Let us put your child on a pathway to success. Our comprehensive program provides essential building blocks needed for children to learn and develop, while giving families opportunities to achieve succeed.
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
Head Start/Early Head Start How To Apply Live in St. Clair County Early Head Start: Infants to Three Years Old & Expectant Families Head Start: Children Three by September 1st to Four Years Old Age Documentation Needed For Children: Certified Birth Certificate Income Documentation Needed for Children & Expectant Families: Prior Calendar Year Federal Tax Return, W-2 Form, Verification of Income Statement from Illinois Department of Human Services, Letter from Social Security Administration, Statement from Department of Employment Security (i.e. unemployment, zero income) For Information Call (618) 482-6955
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