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Enrollment

We are currently accepting applications for the 2022 – 2023 school year!
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What to bring to your Enrollment Appointment:

  • Your photo ID
  • Pertinent legal documents; i.e. parenting plan, restraining order.
  • Income Verification (Tax Return, W2, Social Security Statements, Check Stubs, TANF Statement, Foster Care Verification, Homeless Verification, Child Support)
  • If you do not have a tax return and/or W2, we are required to verify 12 months of income.
  • Your child’s Birth Certificate
  • Your child’s Shot Record
  • If your child has a diagnosed disability, please bring in any verifying documents (IEP, IFSP, information from your child’s doctor, etc.)
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How does Head Start determine eligibility?

Head Start enrollment is based on the needs of participating families. The “Family Size Income Guidelines” shown below are established annually by the U.S. Government. At least 90% of Head Start families must have income equal to or below 130%. Before over-income families can be accepted, Head Start must offer available enrollment slots to income-eligible families. Income requirements are not as stringent for children with special needs. Children who are experiencing homelessness, are currently in foster care, or households receiving TANF or SSI are automatically eligible for Head Start.

2022-2023 Poverty Guidelines

 

Persons in Family / HouseholdPoverty Guideline 100%130%
113,59017,667
218,31023,803
323,03029,939
427,75036,075
532,47042,211
637,19048,347
741,91054,483
846,63060,619

 

Add 4,540 for each additional family member.

Children must turn three (3) before September 10th of the school year for which the family is applying. Five (5) year-old’s may attend Head Start if they are too young to attend kindergarten.

Children with special needs are often accepted into our program regardless of the family’s income. You can fill out the form below to reach out to our Enrollment Director.

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How does enrollment work?

Download our enrollment infographic for a step-by-step guide to the enrollment process at Head Start.
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Contact the Enrollment Coordinator

If you have questions or need assistance completing the application, email us at enrollment@billingsheadstart.org or give us a call at (406) 245-7233 — menu option ‘5’.

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