Application Information

Applications for School Year 2021-2022 will be accepted at the following locations:

Starting on January 19, 2021 APPLICATIONS WILL  BE TAKEN AS FOLLOWS:

In person applications will be taken  at the following locations:

James Stephens Pre-K Center- Walk-In

1111 Clotilde Ave.

Fort Myers, FL 33916

Monday- Friday 9 am - 2 pm

Early Childhood Learning Services-By Appointment Only

3650 Michigan Ave. Suite #4

Fort Myers, FL 33916


 United Way House

26820 Old 41 Rd.

Bonita Springs, FL 34135


For information call:


Lehigh Elementary- By Appointment Only

200 Schoolside Drive, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936


Sunshine Elementary-By Appointment Only

601 Sara Ave., Lehigh Acres, FL 33971



Masks will be required and social distancing will be observed. 

Online pre-applications will also be accepted at:

For online applications, you will need to email your child's birth certificate and copies of your income.  A family advocate will contact you with email information if you apply online. 

For additional information please click on the "Our School" tab for application locations and documents needed.


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: