Application Information

Accepting Applications for the

2024-2025 School Year!

**By Appointment Only  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM**

Early Childhood Center

3650 Michigan Ave

Fort Myers, FL 33916

(239) 332-2512

By Appointment Only from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM



Head Start/VPK

Early Head Start  Birth to Three

 Title 1/VPK

You will need to bring:

  • Child's birth certificate
  • Parent Photo ID
  • Proof of Address (electric, cable, water, lease/mortgage)
  • Copies of ALL household income (1 month of most recent pay stubs, SSE, SNAP, most recent 1040, Social Security, Child Support, Unemployment, etc.)


  • 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
  • VPK/ Title 1 - students must be 4 on or before September 1
  • VPK certificate number is required

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

  • Proof of age for the child (original birth certificate)
  • Parent Photo ID
  • Proof of Address (electric, water, cable, lease/mortgage)
  • Proof of Income, one month (bi-weekly 2 pay stubs or weekly 4 pay stubs) for ALL household members that receive income including child support, SNAP, SSI, SSA, W2 or most recent 1040 tax return

Additional Documentation if applicable:

  • Documentation of disability: Early Head Start requires a copy of the IFSP.  Head Start requires a referral/IEP.
  • 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 (2675 Winkler Avenue, Suite 300, Fort Myers, Florida).