How to Apply 


Proof of AgeAge Eligibility

  • Head Start Program serves children three and four years of age.

Family incomeIncome Eligibility

Head Start services are available if your family meets the current Federal Income Poverty Guidelines and is a resident of East Baton Rouge Parish. View the HHS webpage for income guidelines.

GuardianshipPriority Eligibility

Head Start eligibility is granted if your family meets any of the following categories:

  • Family is income eligible
  • The child is in foster care
  • The family is receiving benefits or services through the TANF (FITAP-Welfare ) Program
  • A family member living with and supported by you is receiving Supplemental Security Income benefits (SSI)
  • The family/child is homeless
  • Children with a disability, including a severe disability, if your child has a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

DocumentationRequired Documentation

  • Proof of all family income
    • 1040
    • W2
    • Pay Stubs
    • Unemployment Document
    • Budget Slip
    • Child Support Documents
    • Self-Employment Statement
    • SSI/SS Documents
  • Proof of Age
  • Medical Card/Health Insurance Card Immunization Card (up-to-date)
  • Notarized Proof of Guardianship (if applicable)


Head Start Application 2020-2021

Applications are available at 

Head Start Centers


Head Start Central Office

4523 Plank Road

Baton Rouge, La 70805