Palm Beach Head Start & Early Head Start

Health And Safety Of Your Family Is Our Priority

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LSF helps communities build healthier, happier, and hope-filled tomorrows by impacting the lives of 1 in 50 Floridians through various services offered across the state. We seek to bring healing, hope and help to people in need of all walks of life regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and identity.  

LSF is a non-profit organization transforming lives by ensuring safe children, strong families, and vibrant communities. Founded in 1982, LSF currently touches the lives of 1 in 50 Floridians every year through various programs, including early education, youth shelters, foster care, refugee and resettlement services, substance abuse mental health services, and adult guardianship. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, LSF has more than 60 programs throughout Florida and approximately 1,200 dedicated employees.

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    Q What is Head Start Education Policy?

    Early childhood education, including an evidence-based curriculum, which is aligned with the Head Start Performance Standards.

    Q What so you mean when you say health and mental health?

    We support your child’s overall wellness with services including but not limited to: health records monitoring; speech, language and behavioral assessments; lead and hearing screenings; and daily health checks.

    Q What is family engagement?

    We believe that parents are their children’s first teacher! Our family engagement activities offer parents leadership opportunities, education and training, and support in setting and accomplishing both individual and family goals.

    Q How do I qualify for Head Start or Early Head Start?

    Families must meet current Federal Poverty Guidelines in order to qualify for Head Start/Early Head Start. Foster children who are age eligible may qualify regardless of their family’s income.

    Parents must provide the following documents when applying:

    1) Birth Certificate (Proof of Guardianship/Custody if applicable)
    2) Proof of Residency
    3) Proof of Income for the past 52 weeks or previous calendar year (i.e. pay stubs, W-2, 1040, statement from employer, etc.)
    4) Documentation of child’s disability (if applicable)
    5) Photo Identification of Parent

    Q When can I turn in my application?

    Applications will be accepted daily at the Head Start Administrative office