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  • Head Start is still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. 
    Head 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 needed 
    Step 3: Schedule an eligibility interview with Head Start staff by requesting an application appointment  

    The program enrolls children who are 3 or 4 years old.

    (For the 2020-2021 school year, children must be 3 or 4 by Sept. 1, 2020.)

    And are: 

    • From low-income households
    • Homeless
    • 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.

    Face to Face interviews have been suspended until further notice. Please request an appointment above.

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Required Documents for Applications

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    1. Proof of Age (i.e. Birth Certificate, Passport, Baptismal Record, edc.)
    2. Proof of Income from 2019
      (i.e. TANF Print out, W-2, 1040 Tax Form, Paystubs, Financial Aid, Unemployment, Social Security, SSI, Child Support Documentation, etc.)
    3. Two Proofs of Alachua County residence
      (i.e. Electric or Gas Bill, Cable Bill, Home Phone Bill, Lease, Mortgage Statement, Property Tax, Water Bill)
    4. Parent/ Guardian Identification
    5. Custody Documentation
    6. Child's Current Immunization
      (School Entry Form)
    7. Child's Current Physical Exam
      (Florida Form 680) 
    8. Child's Medical Insurance Card

Fearnside Family Services Center