Enroll a Child in Head Start

Head Start is a free education program for eligible children from birth to age 5.

Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide learning and development services at no cost to qualifying families. You must apply to be considered for a spot in a Head Start program.

Head Start is a federal program administered in Georgia by Georgia Head Start Association. Participation in Head Start is voluntary.

How Do I Enroll a Child in Head Start?

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    Determine if You’re Eligible

    Children from birth to age 5 from low income families are eligible for Head Start. Use the household income calculator to determine if your child is eligible.

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    Find a Local Head Start Program

    Use the Head Start Locator to find a Head Start program near you.

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    • Each provider has a different application process. Contact the provider for application instructions.
    • You must complete and submit one application per child by the provider’s deadline.
    • Applying does not guarantee admittance into a Head Start program.
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    Next Steps

    If there is not enough space for your child at the time you apply, you can ask to be put on a waiting list.


Department of Early Care and Learning: Office


2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SE
754 East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334