Required Documents

Will your child be 4 years of age on or before 9/1/2020? If so, you can apply online.

Are you an expectant mother or have children ages birth to 30 months before 9/1/2020? If so, you can apply online.

A telephone interview and copies of needed documents are required to complete the application process. You will be provided with an email address to send the documents electronically or you can mail your documents. You will only  be placed on a waiting list once we have the documents and have determined your child eligible for services.

The following documents are needed for your in order for your application to be complete:

  • Proof of age for the child (original birth certificate)
  • Proof of Income, four weeks of pay stubs for all family members including child support, TANF, SSI, or a 1040 tax return (2019)

 Additional Documentation if applicable:

  • Documentation of disability:  Early Head Start requires a copy of the IFSP.  Head Start requires the application ticket.
  • Custody papers if not the natural parent
  • Proof of pregnancy is required when applying for Early Head Start

Once the application is complete you will need to apply and obtain a VPK Voucher (4 year old ONLY) through the Early Learning Coalition. 

Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida, Inc
2675 Winkler Avenue, Suite 300
Fort Myers, Florida

For questions regarding any of the required documents listed above please email