> Colorado Head Start
The Head Start Program was developed in 1965 to help break the cycle of poverty by providing preschool children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional, and psychological needs.
Current Federal initiatives include programs and services that provide support for Early Head Start, Family Strengthening, Migrant and Seasonal Populations, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Family Literacy and families with children who have disabilities.
The Office of the Lieutenant Governor collaborates with Head Start and numerous Early Childhood Care and Education stakeholders throughout the State in order to enable children and families to reach their maximum potential.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Colorado, you must be a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child who is too young for public school and your household's annual income before taxes must not exceed $10,830 if one person lives in the household; $14,570 if two people live in the household; $18,310 if three people live in the household; $22,050 if four people live in the household; $25,790 if five people live in the household; $29,530 if six people live in the household; $33,270 if seven people live in the household; $37,010 if eight people live in the household; and $40,750 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $3,740 for each additional person in the home.
If you do not meet these criteria, you may still qualify if you are a U.S. national, citizen or permanent resident whose financial status is low income or very low income, who is under-employed, unemployed or about to become unemployed, facing pregnancy, less than 19 years of age yourself, or the parent or primary caregiver for children under the age of 19 years. Other qualifications may apply.
For enrollment information, contact the program nearest you:
Program Contact Information:
For more information, visit:
Colorado Head Start-State Collaboration Office