Please complete the following pre-application. Upon submission, you will receive an email containing important information regarding the steps needed to finalize your application.

Chosen applicants will be called on to submit documents and to finalize the application process. Please note your application is NOT complete nor will your child be considered ready to register until placement has been approved.

Please contact our office at 239-377-0590 or via email for more information.

Parent/Guardian - In this section, please respond to the following questions regarding the primary adult (parent/legal guardian) of the applying child(ren).

*Email Address - This online Pre-Application may not allow you to move forward if your email is already in our database. If this is the case, please contact our office at 239-377-0590 or via email for other options in completing your application. You may also return to our website and select the link for families who have previously applied.

Priority placement is offered to all children who meet the definition of “homeless” established by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 2001.

"Homeless" is defined as families in transition, who lack a fixed, regular, or adequate nighttime residence. Also, a child who is not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian is considered an “unaccompanied youth” under the McKinney-Vento Act. A child may qualify as homeless if the child is:

1. Living in a “doubled-up” situation (two or more families living together) due to the family’s loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason

2. Living in a temporary arrangement due to the lack of adequate accommodations (e.g., car, motel, hotel, trailer park or camping grounds, or public place)

3. Living in an emergency or transition shelter

4. Living with a family member, or a non-family member, who is not the legal guardian of the child

5. Living in a nighttime residence, not under the name of the parent or legal guardian.

If any of these conditions reflect your families current living situation, please mark "YES" to the question below.

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Second Parent/Guardian - In this section, please respond to the questions regarding the second adult in the home if he/she is a biological/legal guardian to the applying child, or married to the biological/legal guardian to the applying child, if applicable.

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For Head Start Applicants Only - Below are some factors used to determine Head Start eligibility. Low-income families, families receiving public assistance (TANF, SNAP or SSI), foster families, families experiencing homelessness or house sharing, and families with children with special needs are encouraged to complete this section.

Only respond to questions if you wish to be considered for Head Start. Otherwise, you may skip to Pre-K Child Applicant.

Pre-K Child Applicant - Please answer the following questions regarding your child and submit your application. By submitting this application you are giving consent to be notified via telephone, text message and or by the email address you which you have provided.
- Your Address - Available Locations
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On behalf of Collier County Public Schools Department of Early Learning, thank you for your interest in our programs.
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