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Eligibility is based on the following criteria: 

  • Your child will be 3 or 4 years old by August 31st of the year you plan to enroll in Head Start.

  • Your income falls below the Income Guidelines set by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families? A Family Advocate can help you determine this. At least 90% of the children enrolled must be from Income Eligible families.

  • Does your child have a diagnosed disability? At least 10% of the total number of children enrolled must have a diagnosed disability.

  • Eligibility will be determined by a needs assessment using screening criteria established by RCS Head Start and availability of classroom space.

If you are eligible for RCS Head Start, but there are no slots available in the program, you will be placed on a waiting list and notified of vacancies as they arise. 

You may download our paper application to fill out & turn in OR simply Apply through Child Plus below:


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