Get answers to our frequently asked questions.

Is My Child Eligible for Head Start or Early Head Start?

Children from birth to age five from families with low income, according to the Poverty Guidelines published by the federal government, are eligible for Head Start and Early Head Start services. Children in foster care, experiencing homelessness, and children from families receiving public assistance (TANF or SSI) are categorically eligible for Head Start and Early Head Start services regardless of income. Pregnant women may also be eligible for Early Head Start.

Are Children in Foster Care Eligible for Head Start?

Children in foster care are Head Start eligible, regardless of family income.

What If My Income Level Is Higher Than the Poverty Guidelines?

Our Head Start program may enroll up to 10% of children from families that have incomes above the Poverty Guidelines. Programs may also serve up to an additional 35% of children from families whose incomes are above the Poverty Guidelines, but below 130% of the poverty line if the program can ensure that certain conditions are met. Please contact our enrollment team as we have different programs that support higher income families.

How can I get involved Denise Louie Education Center?

We welcome volunteers. By becoming a volunteer, you can help in the classroom, assist in renovating centers, supporting parent education, helping with administrative office work and supporting special events. 

For information about volunteering, please submit a volunteer form: