Dear parents: Please complete the first step of the online Head Start / Early Head Start preschool application process for the 2024-2025 school year. A staff member will contact you to assist you in submitting any additional required documents to complete your child's application. • Documents that will need to be submitted are the following: Proof of SNAP if currently receiving, Proof of income for the last 12 months or last calendar year for all members in the household: 2023 Income Taxes or W2 form, or last current pay stub(s)/LES for 2023, • WFFA/TANF letter. • 12 months of Child Support computerized printout for all children in the home. • SSI; SSDI, SSA, Retirement Benefits, Veteran's Benefits, Alimony, • Unemployment, Disability, etc. All income information must be for the last 12 months or last calendar year. Immunization information (must be completed when child begins school). Certified copy of child's birth certificate, or other proof of age if certified birth certificate is not available. If you have any questions about information that needs to be submitted, please contact Allisa Wilson at or Lamont Clark at to speak with someone in our application office. ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS IF APPLICABLE: Foster Care/Kinship Care Documentation Legal Guardian/Custody Papers Parent School Schedule Disabilities/IEP/IFSP Documents
Primary Adult - Enter the name of the legal female parent/guardian who lives in the home, if applicable. If no female legal parent/guardian is living in the home, enter the name of the legal male parent/guardian. Must be related by Blood, Marriage, Adoption or Foster.
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Enter the secondary parent if in the same household as the child.

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Enter two parent family if both parents are in the same household. Enter one parent family if only one parent lives with the child.
Please enter ONLY the legal first name and last name of the child you wish to enroll in the program. DO NOT INCLUDE MIDDLE NAMES OR INITIALS. In child notes please include if your child has an active Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).
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Thank you for your interest in the CADA Head Start / Early Head Start Program. A staff person will contact you within the next 10 business days. If you need assistance please call (252) 539-4155. You will now be redirected to the eligibility upload page. Please upload your SNAP (food stamps) card or letter showing proof of SNAP benefits, child's immunization record, proof of age and household income for last 12 months or last calendar year for all house hold members. These steps will be discussed with you during the follow up call.
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