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Eligibility & Enrollment

Is my family eligible?
In general, eligibility is based on family income and the age of your child. Early Head Start is for children birth to age three. Head Start is for children ages three to five years. Families who are experiencing homelessness, receiving SSI or TANF, or have children in foster care are also eligible. 

What if my income level is too high?
Good news! When available, Head Start programs can enroll a limited number of children whose families are above the income guidelines. We also offer a State Preschool Program for families who are within 85% of State Medium Income Guidelines.

What are my other options if my child is ineligible?
The Child Care Aware program can help you locate other child care services in your community. You can contact them directly at 800-424-2246 or visit www.childcareaware.org.


How to Apply:

Fill out Steps 1 to Step 4

You may take pictures or scan the documents and the forms (Step 1 to Step 4) and send them to [email protected] and CC [email protected] and [email protected]. Please include your child's name in the email so that we can place the documents with your child's application.

Once all documents are submitted (please see Eligibility Required Document List), a program staff will contact you over the phone to complete the eligibility interview.

We must be able to reach you in order to enroll your child. If you move or change your phone number after completing the application, it is your responsibility to notify the office. 

For More Information, Please Contact Us

Head Start Office

2131 Loma Ave.
S. El Monte CA 91733

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(626) 452-9164 ext. 3150