Head Start is still accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. New School Year applications will begin Febuary 4th, 2020Head Start now offers an online application process:Step 1: Complete the Online Application (see link to right)Step 2: Complete Application Forms (see link to right)**Required documents neededStep 3: Schedule an eligibility interview with Head Start staff by calling 352-955-6875 orrequest an application appointment Click Here.
The program enrolls children who are 3 or 4 years old.
(For the 2019-2020 school year, children must be 3 or 4 by Sept. 1, 2019.)
(For the 2020-2021 school year, children must be 3 or 4 by Sept. 1, 2020.)
- From low-income households
- In Foster Care
- Have Diagnosed Disability
Head Start has 12 locations in Alachua County including Archer, CHILD Center, Duval, Fearnside, High Springs, Irby, Lake Forest, Newberry, Rawlings, Shell, Terwilliger, and Wiles.
Please contact us at 352-955-6875 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are accepted every Tuesday between 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Fearnside Family Services Center.
Se habla Español.
Required Documents for Applications
Proof of Age (i.e. Birth Certificate, Passport, Baptismal Record, edc.)
Two Proofs of Alachua County residence
(i.e. Electric or Gas Bill, Cable Bill, Home Phone Bill, Lease, Mortgage Statement, Property Tax, Water Bill)
Parent/ Guardian Identification
Child's Current Immunization
(School Entry Form)
Child's Current Physical Exam
(Florida Form 680)
Child's Medical Insurance Card