Apply for Head Start/Early Head Start

Are You Eligible?

General Requirements

Eligibility is generally based on family income at or below the poverty level according to the Poverty Guidelines published by the federal government. Children in foster care, homeless children, and children from families receiving public assistance (TANF or SSI) are eligible regardless of income.


How to Apply

Lowcountry Head Start/Early Head Start can help you with understanding local requirements for enrolling your child.  They will answer questions, provide you with required forms, and tell you what documents you should bring with you to apply.  Due to limited government funding, there are not enough spaces for all eligible children.  If there is not a space for you and your child at this time, ask the program to put your family on the waiting list.

Once you understand what documents you need, you will be able to apply online below.

For returning parents (if you have ever applied to Lowcountry Head Start/Early Head Start in the past), please Application.


If you are a new applicant (you have never applied to Lowcountry Head Start/Early Head Start), please New Applicants