About Head Start

As the nation’s leading federally funded early learning program, Head Start serves children and families in every state and congressional district in the country with a consistently high level of quality. Head Start provides comprehensive early childhood education for children ages Birth-5. The program incorporates health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and families and is completely FREE! 

Do I qualify for Head Start?

Why should I enroll my child in Head Start? 

We have three major reasons why believe our program will be a great fit for you and your child(ren): 

  • Quality education at no cost for children ages Birth-5
  • Additional support services and screenings
  • Increases school readiness

Programs deliver child development services in center-based, home-based, or family childcare settings. All Head Start programs continually work toward our mission for eligible children and families to receive high-quality services in safe and healthy settings that prepare children for school and life.

How to Apply

STEP 1: Download the fillable Head Start Application below and fully complete.

STEP 2: Attach files of your income verification and IEP/IFSP documentation (if applicable) along with your completed application in an email.
STEP 3: Email your completed application along with the income verification documents to headstartinfo@hacap.org

Acceptance of Applications

If your child is offered a spot in our program both a letter and a phone call will go out to the family notifying them. For questions about our program, or to follow up on an application, please call our Head Start Office at (319) 393-7811 and press 3.

Contact Us

HACAP Head Start Office
Email: headstartinfo@hacap.org
Phone: 319-393-7811 (press 3)

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