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Who is eligible to attend Head Start?

Children from birth to age five from families that meet the Federal poverty guidelines are eligible for Head Start services. Programs throughout the country establish priorities for enrolling children based on community needs and available funds.

The Head Start 2002 Poverty Guidelines may be found at:



Sara Gable, Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbiaa



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