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Early Head Start

About Early Head Start

Early Head Start offers infant and toddler care to low-income families at no cost and it focuses on early learning, health, and family well-being, emphasizing parental involvement. Early education is crucial for children’s success.

Our mission is to provide individualized learning experiences through play in a structured, clean, and safe environment. Learning opportunities for children are fun and engaging and enhance social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development.

  • Serves children aged 6 weeks to their third birthday; afterward, they can transition to Head Start Preschool.
  • Early Head Start provides full-day, year-round care, requiring parents to work, train, or attend school.
  • Program hours: Monday to Thursday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Friday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Early Head Start

Who is Eligible?

  • Families below federal poverty guidelines or receiving public assistance such as TANF or SSI cash aid
  • Children and pregnant youth in foster care
  • Families facing housing instability or financial hardship
  • Families experiencing significant income changes may be eligible
  • Children with special needs are prioritized, regardless of income
  • Limited slots available for families above poverty level

 

For inquiries about eligibility, contact us at (775) 786-6023 or enrollment@csareno.org. We’re here to help!

Early Head Start

How to Apply

To apply, choose between our online or paper applications (you do not need to complete both). We accept applications year-round, so feel free to apply anytime!

If you have applied for our program previously, please DO NOT complete a new application. Instead, please reapply by following the instructions here.

 

Online Application

Paper Application

If you can’t complete the online application, you can:

  • Bring the printed paper application to our main office at 1100 E 8th Street, Reno NV 89512 during regular office hours (8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday). Please contact us at (775) 786-6023 to schedule an appointment.
  • Mail the application to CSA Head Start Enrollment, PO Box 10167, Reno NV 89510-0167. Remember to submit only copies, not originals, if mailing or dropping off documents. We are not responsible for original documentation submitted in error.

Early Head Start

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