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The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promotes school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and social services. Parents play a large role in the programs, both as primary educators of their children and participants in administering the programs locally. Both programs provide pre-literacy and literacy experiences in a multi-cultural environment. Programs may be part-day, full-day, center-based, home-based, or a combination.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify, you must be a resident of the State of Maryland, 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 the federal poverty level of $10,830 if one person lives in the household; $14,570 for two people; $18,310 for three; $22,050 for four; $25,790 for five; $29,530 for six; $33,270 for seven; $37,010 for eight; and for larger households add $3,740 for each additional person in the home.
For enrollment information, contact the program nearest you:
Program Contact Information:
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You may also contact the Maryland State Department of Education by calling: