Head Start/Early Head Start is a comprehensive childcare program that is at no cost to families that live in Iredell or Catawba County. Head Start/Early Head Start contributes to children’s learning and development through established school readiness goals for children and prepares their parents to be advocates for their children though workshops, trainings, and Parent Engagement activities. The program serves children 1-5 years of age.
Please answer questions about education, employment and income based on the date of the application. For teen parents, only enter "Yes" if 19 years or younger on the date of application.
You must provide your current address. I-CARE, Inc. Head Start/Early Head Start is unable to accept P.O. Box as your living address.
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Only complete this section if the Secondary Adult is currently living in the home, being supported by the same income, and related by blood marriage or adoption.
The Office of Head Start defines family as all persons living in the same household who are supported by the child’s parent(s)’ or guardian(s)’ income; and are related to the child’s parent(s) or guardian(s) by blood, marriage, or adoption; or are the child’s authorized care giver or legally responsible party.
If your child has an IEP or IFSP in place, please enter the diagnosis along with the services begin and end dates, in the note section.
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You will receive an email confirmation once the Application is submitted. We will contact you within 7 business days to schedule an appointment to complete the application process. You are responsible for updating contact information if it changes. We will only use the numbers and addresses submitted to notify you of your child's status.
Required information is missing, see above.