Eligibility requirements:

A young child and his/her family may be considered eligible for WestCOP’s Head Start (ages 3-5 years) or Early Head Start / Babies Step Forward (6 weeks-3 years) programs provided that they meet the necessary requirements.

A family whose income is at or below the Federal poverty guidelines, or a family who receives TANF would be eligible to enroll children in our Head Start or Early Head Start programs. Any child who is considered to be homeless or who has been placed in foster care is automatically eligible to attend and of our Early Childhood programs. Children with suspected or documented disabilities may also be eligible for enrollment. A percentage of families whose income falls above the poverty level may be considered for enrollment once outreach has been conducted to children and families in the community who meet the stated requirements.