Eligibility Requirements for DSS Referral & Community

Eligibility Requirements for DSS Referral:

The child qualifies according to local Department of Social Service guidelines for daycare assistance for working parents.

Eligibility Requirements for Community:

The child does not qualify under other program categories and pays the center directly for services according to the agency’s scheduled rates.


For all programs, each center utilizes a system of points, in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards, to ensure that the neediest of the eligible families receive services.