Thank you for your interest in CAPE Head Start/Early Head Start.  We serve the Indiana counties of Vanderburgh, Posey and Gibson.  To begin the application process, please provide the information requested below.  You must provide a Primary Adult email address in order to apply online. At the end of this application, you will be able to add additional applicants if needed. Please note the different operating hours of each classroom before selecting your preference.

In general, eligibility is based on family income at or below the poverty level.  Families with other situations including homelessness, children in foster care, or receiving SSI or TANF also are eligible.

Due to limited government funding, there may not be enough spaces for all eligible children.  If there is not a space available at this time, your family will be placed on a waiting list to be contacted subject to availability and eligibility status of the applicant.

NOTE: This application is for families applying for the first time only. If any child in your family has ever applied for or attended our program, please do not use this application. Instead, please contact your Family Advocate or call: 812-425-4241 (for Vanderburgh County), 812-385-8305 (for Gibson County) or 812-838-4839 (for Posey County.) Returning children and their siblings may qualify for priority placement.

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Are there other adults in the household?

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If you are interested only in a Full-Day classroom (10.5 - 11 hours a day) please type the words "Full Day" in the last text box ("Is there anything else you want to tell us about your child?")
- Your Address - Available Locations
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Do you want to apply now for another child in your family?

Add Another Applicant

Are there other children in the family?

Add a Sibling

After you have completed the above fields, please verify below and then click the "Submit Application" button at the bottom of this page.  An acknowledgment of receipt will be sent to the email address you provided.

Thank you for your interest in CAPE Head Start/Early Head Start.

All services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, or status as a veteran.

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