Head Start Offers:

Free preschool Monday through Friday, four hours each day, from September to May.
School bus transportation to and from school as well as breakfast & lunch are provided.

Program Requirements:

Your family may qualify for the Head Start Program if you:
  • reside in Loudoun County
  • have a child who will be 4 by September 30th, or 3 if you live in the Sterling area
  • Meet the following income guidelines, based on the Federal Government's poverty guidelines

Income Guidelines for Head Start:
Based on 2019 Federal Government poverty Guidelines published January 16, 2019:

Number in FamilyYearlyMonthlyWeekly
2$16,910$1,409$325
3$21,330$1,778$410
4$25,750$2,146$495
5$30,170$2,514$580
6$34,590$2,883$665
7$39,010$3,251$750
8$43,430$3,619$835

STEP Program Offers:

Free preschool Monday-Friday, three hours a day, morning & afternoon sessions based on home or day care address from August to June.
School bus transportation to and from school provided.
Breakfast is provided for the morning session and lunch is provided for the afternoon session

Program Requirements:

Your family may qualify for the STEP Program if you:
  • reside in Loudoun County in a geographical area served by the STEP program
  • have a child who will be 4 by September 30th
  • Meet the following income guidelines, based on the Federal Government's poverty guidelines

Income Guidelines for STEP:
Based on 200% poverty line *

Number in FamilyYearlyMonthlyWeekly
2$33,820$2,818$650
3$42,660$3,555$820
4$51,500$4,292$990
5$60,340$5,028$1,160
6$69,180$5,765$1,330
7$78,020$6,502$1,500
8$86,860$7,238$1,670


* If your family’s income is higher than these guidelines but your child has a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) please proceed with an application.

PLEASE FILL OUT EVERY QUESTION FULLY; BLANKS MAY LEAD TO A DELAY IN PROCESSING.

PRIMARY ADULT:


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SECONDARY ADULT:
Click YES if there is another parent/guardian living in the home or is listed on your child's birth certificate.


Are there other adults in the household?

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Number in Family:
The number of family members in the home: Parents/guardians + dependent children + anyone who is claimed on your taxes (like grandparents or grandchildren)

Gross Annual Income:
Parents' /Guardians' total annual income (what you earn in a year before taxes or expenses are taken out) from all sources including wages, tips, cash income and if applicable, child support, TANF, SSI, school grants, rental income, disability, and unemployment payments


The child you are applying to enroll:


Age Requirement for Head Start: Your child must be 4 years old by September 30th or 3 years old by September 30th if you live in the Sterling area.

Age Requirement for the STEP Program: Your child must be 4 years old by September 30th

For income eligibility, please refer to the Income Guidelines above!


- Your Address - Available Locations
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Do you want to apply now for another child in your family?

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Are there other children in the family?

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PLEASE FILL OUT EVERY QUESTION FULLY; BLANKS MAY LEAD TO A DELAY IN PROCESSING.

For more information or for help filling out this application, call the Head Start Office at (571) 252-2110.
Completing an application for the program does NOT guarantee enrollment.

Required information is missing, see above.