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Application Information

Starting September 21, 2020 we will begin taking in person applications!!!

In person applications will be by appointment ONLY!

We will take applications at the following site:

3650 Michigan Ave. Ft. Myers, FL 33916

Please call 239-332-2512 for an appointment.

We are also accepting online pre- applications due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please review the information provided on the Application Information Page (No Face to Face Appointment Needed)

In order to complete the pre-application, a family advocate will be in contact with you once you have completed an online pre-application (https://eclc.leeschools.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=8940272&pageId=10089458).  You will receive instructions on how to provide us with a copy of birth certificate for your child and your copies of proof of income.

 For questions email: earlychildhood@leeschools.net

Early Head Start/Head Start is a Parent Participation Program that offers Comprehensive Preschool Services to expectant mothers and children ages birth to 3 years and four year olds at no cost to eligible families. Recruitment and applications for the program year 2020-2021 begin in January 2020 throughout the school year. Please remember that your child is not active on the program's wait list unless you have a telephone interview for each program year that your child is not age eligible to attend kindergarten.

After successfully submitting an online pre-application you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application and requesting additional information.

Apply Here:
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  • Eligibility and selection are based on family need and income. Space is limited.
  • Priority for Head Start is given to children who turn 4 years of age on or before September 1st of the applying school year.
  • Priority for the Early Head Start is given to expectant mothers and children up to 3 years of age on or before September 1st. 
  • Children with documented disabilities or special needs are encouraged to apply.
  • Transportation is provided for students who reside two miles and more away from the school site.
  • In-person interviews are required in order to complete the application process.
  • Completing an application and in person interview does not guarantee selection into the program.
  • All applicants are placed on the program's waiting list and will be notified if they have been accepted to the program.

List of acceptable documents for proving family income

For questions please email: earlychildhood@leeschools.net