Head Start Eligibility Requirements

Child Development Services

200 Burshears
La Junta, CO 81050

(719) 384-3100

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Is My Child Eligible?

Child Development Services
Head Start services are free for all families who meet federal low-income guidelines.

Families who have or are receiving public assistance or other subsidies may also be eligible.

2020 Family Income Guidelines for Head Start

Family Size Family Annual Income
1 $12,760
2 $17,240
3 $21,720
4 $26,200
5 $30,680
6 $35,160
7 $39,640
8 $44,120
Each Additional Person +$4,480
Last updated 01/27/2020

Head Start Age Requirements
Is My Child Eligible?

Head Start provides services for children from three to compulsary school age. The childs age is determined by the school district cutoff date in their community at time of enrollment.

Early Head Start provides services for pregnant women, babies, and toddlers up to three years old.

Migrant & Seasonal Head Start provides services for babies (6 weeks), toddlers, and children up to compulsary school age.

Cutoff Dates for Head Start
School District
Cutoff Date
La Junta
July 1st
July 1st
Las Animas
June 1st
June 1st
Rocky Ford
July 1st
How Do I Apply?

Applying to Head Start is easy! Visit or call Child Development Services today to make an appointment with a family advocate/liaison. To begin the enrollment process, bring the following to the appointment:

  • Your child's birth certificate or proof of birth

  • Household income verification

  • Immunization Records

  • Copy of most recent Physical exam & Dental exam.

For more information about enrolling your child in Head Start, Early Head Start or Migrant and Seasonal Head Start contact:

9768 103 South
Alamosa, CO. 81101
Brenda Almedia

300 Baker Ave.
Boone, CO. 81025
Valerie Maldonado

980 South Broadway #26
Center, CO. 81125
Brenda Velardez

800 Grace Ave.
La Junta, CO. 81050
Rhonda Jaramillo

Early Head Start :
800 Grace Ave.
La Junta, CO. 81050
Allison Hall

607 Savage
Lamar, CO. 81052
Cecilia Dowell

Las Animas :
138 Sixth St.
Las Animas, CO. 81054
Tammy Ritschard

11286 Hwy 50
Manzanola, CO. 81058
Sylvia Mendoza

Rocky Ford :
19717 Hwy 10
Rocky Ford, CO. 81067
Cristina Ramos