Are You Eligible?
Eligibility is generally based on family income at or below the poverty level according to the Poverty Guidelines published by the federal government. A family may also be eligible due to homelessness, disability or foster care/relative care.
At this time, to request an application call 763-783-4314 or download below.
Download Head Start-Early Head Start Application below, application can be submitted through email by following these steps.
- Open desired application in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge
- Fill in application
- When completed, download/save the form onto your computer
- Attach it to an email and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications can also be printed out and physically sent via fax and mail to:
- Fax: 763-783-4333
- Mail: 9574 Foley Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Applications can also be dropped off in the drop-off box outside the entrances at the Family Development Center. The Family Development Center is located at 9574 Foley Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN 55433.
Call our Enrollment Hotline: 763-783-4314
If you are needing an application in a different language other than English, Spanish or Arabic, please call our Enrollment Hotline.
Please include 12 months proof(s) of income:
o Public Assistance – Provide 12 months of MFIP/DWP benefits
o Foster Care/Kinship/Relative Care – Provide placement letter or other documentation as requested
o Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – Provide award letter
o Homeless – Provide 3rd party verification
o Income Tax Return or W2 – Provide a copy of the most recent year
o Pay Stubs – Provide the last 12 months
o Unemployment – Provide the last 12 months of Unemployment benefits
o Child Support/Alimony– Provide the last 12 months of payments
o Social Security/Pension/Veteran’s Benefits/Disability – Provide 12 months of payments
o Self-Employment – Provide 12 months of net pay documentation or 1099 form
*If applying for the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership program, please also include a
copy of your most recent Child Care Assistance letter of decision or Pathways 1 Scholarship.
The application process can take up to 4 weeks after all necessary documents are received and
an interview with the parent/guardian has been completed. Completing an application does not
guarantee placement in the program. Once your application is processed, you will receive a letter
notifying you of your eligibility.
Thank you for applying.