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Head Start

About Head Start

Our Head Start preschool program offers:

  • School readiness for children aged 3 to 5
  • High-quality early learning experiences
  • Parent involvement in classroom, planning, and committees
  • Parental support and learning opportunities
  • Connecting families to community services
  • Health screenings and services
  • Meals

 

Head Start operates from late August to June and provides half-day, full day, and extended day options.  Full-day option requires parents/guardians to be working, in training, or attending school.

 

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!

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.

Head Start

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