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Southern Utah University, a Head Start Program of Cedar City, UT

2390 West Highway 56, Suite #1
Cedar City UT 84720-2476
Contact Phone
(435) 586-6070
Head Start staff provide a broad range of services to approximately 440 pre-kindergarten children and their families through the SUU Head Start program. The overall goal of Head Start is to increase social competence of young children in low income families. Social competence takes into account the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children and leads to effectiveness in dealing with the present environment and later responsibilities in school and life.
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
ENROLLMENT Requirements for enrollment Children must be 4 or 3 years old by September 1 to qualify for the current program year (which begins in August). Family income must be at or below the federal poverty guideline. The poverty guideline is available at the Health and Human Services web site. For an application, please call 435-586-6070 or toll free at 1-800-796-6070. Copies of the following items are required with your application. Birth Certificate (or other proof of birth): must include child’s name, birth date, and parent’s names. Income verification (one of the following): Tax Return Form 1040, W2 form, paycheck stubs (last 3), letter from employer, or letter from TANF Immunization Record: Must have all or be on schedule with the following vaccinations 4 HIB 4 DTaP 3 Polio 1 MMR 3 HEP B 2 HEP A Pneumococcal or PCV-7 1 Varicella or proof of chicken pox [If applicable] Proof of Public Assistance (SSI, DWFS, Child Care Assistance, Food stamps) [If applicable] A referral le
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