How does my child qualify for the program?

  • The Head Start Program provides services to children from six weeks to five years of age.
  • Services are provided to pregnant women.
  • A family must meet federal income guidelines. To see the HHS guidelines- CLICK HERE.
    We encourage all interested families to apply for services




What documents will I need to enroll?

  • Proof of child’s age.
  • Health insurance card (Medicaid or Private)
  • Proof of family income. Any of the following is acceptable: previous year tax information
    (1040 form), one month of current check stubs, or letters from employers.
  • A copy of child support, TANF/FI, Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.
  • A copy of your child’s IEP or IFSP, if your child is receiving special services.

What happens once I complete the application?

Once the Head Start Application is submitted you will be contacted by Head Start staff to schedule an appointment to complete an interview and turn in all required documentation to determine eligibility.


Additional health forms

Medical  Dental

Where are the Early Head Start and Head Start locations?

Leroy Gilliard Center (Port Royal): 843-524-5100
Beaufort Elementary Head Start: 843-322-2600
Shanklin Elementary Head Start: 843-466-3400
St Helena Early Learning Center: 843-838-6900
Davis Elementary Head Start: 843-466-3600
Hardeeville Elementary Head Start: 843-310-1888(ext. 3100)
Ridgeland Elementary Head Start: 843-489-8845(ext. 3205)
Sandalwood Center (Hilton Head): 843-681-6617
Robertville Center: 843-726-5636
Main Office: Prekindergarten (ages 3 to 4): 843-255-7236
Main Office: Early Head Start (ages 6 weeks to 2): 843-597-7345