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.

2016 Family Income Guidelines for Head Start

Family Size Family Annual Income
1 $11,880
2 $16,020
3 $20,160
4 $24,300
5 $28,440
6 $32,580
7 $36,730
8 $40,890
Each Additional Person +$4,160


Head Start Age Requirements
Is My Child Eligible?

Head Start Children age must be determined by the school district cut off date in their own 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 six years old.

Cut off Dates for Head Start
School District
Cut off Date
La Junta
July 1st
Lamar
July 1st
Las Animas
June 1st
Manzanola
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:

Alamosa:
9768 103 South
Alamosa, CO. 81101
(719)589-8683
Teresa Felix

Boone:
300 Baker Ave.
Boone, CO. 81025
(719)947-1257
Carmen Romero

Center:
980 South Broadway #26
Center, CO. 81125
(719)754-2971
Brenda Almeida

Columbian:
800 Grace Ave.
La Junta, CO. 81050
(719)384-3140
Gloria Miell

Early Head Start :
800 Grace Ave.
La Junta, CO. 81050
(719)384-3150
Ashley Paugh

Lamar:
607 Savage
Lamar, CO. 81052
(719)336-1203
Sheryl Grasmick

Las Animas :
138 Sixth St.
Las Animas, CO. 81054
(719)384-3180
Misty Sanchez

Manzanola:
11286 Hwy 50
Manzanola, CO. 81058
(719)384-3190
Suzanne Rivera

Rocky Ford :
19717 Hwy 10
Rocky Ford, CO. 81067
(719)384-3160
Della Waugh