Ninth District Opportunity Pre-Application

RETURNING PARENTS/FAMILIES: If you have had a child in our program before, or if you have already filled out this form in previous months, please DO NOT complete this pre-application. Call your nearest center to make an appointment with our staff. For contact information, please visit:

NEW PARENTS/FAMILIES: Please read carefully and complete each field. Center staff will contact you soon to schedule an interview. You or a household member (or someone authorized to complete the application for your household) must be interviewed by our Family Partner. The individual who is interviewed must know about your household situation. The interview is an official and confidential discussion of the household’s circumstances.
Choose the program by age:

• Early Head Start (6 weeks - 3 year old program)

• Head Start/Pre-K (3 year - 4 year old program)

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-APPLICATION. Completion of this DOES NOT guarantee that your child has been accepted, selected, or that they will be given a slot.
Thank you for taking the time to begin the application process!
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Do you want to apply now for another child in your family?

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Thank you for your interest in Ninth District Opportunity Early Head Start and Head Start/Pre-K program. Please click submit to finalize your pre-application. We will contact you as soon as possible to give you more information about the application process.

PLEASE NOTE: Until you have been contacted, an interview has been set up, and you have been given formal notice that your child has been accepted, this pre-application DOES NOT guarantee that your child has been accepted, selected, given a slot, or that they will be given a slot.

When you click "Save and Continue", you will be brought to a page that allows you to upload documents if you would like to do so at this time. To complete the application, we will need:

Proof of Age:
• Proof of Age (passport, birth certificate, birth records, etc.)

Proof of Eligibility (one of the following needs to be provided):

• Proof of Income (1040, W2, employer statement, self-employment statement)

• Current SSI (Supplemental Security Income) Documentation

• Current TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Documentation

• Current SNAP/Food Stamps Documentation

• Current Foster Care Documentation (Placement Letter, Court Order, etc.)

If applicable, you can also upload:

• Child Support Statement

• Proof of Disabilities (IEP/IFSP)

• Referrals (letter from Special Education Department-School District, DFCS, BCW, etc.)

• Child Custody Documentation (court documentation)
Required information is missing, see above.