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Program Options for Children Ages 3 or 4

Part Day

3-hour program: Monday thru Friday: hours vary per site with an AM or PM session available

10-month program year

Extended Day

6-hour program: Monday thru Friday: hours vary per site

10-month program year

Head Start Collaboration Extended day

6.5-hour program: Monday thru Friday: hours vary by

10-month program year

Income Qualification

Provides a no-cost part-day (3-hour) AM or PM and full day (full day offered at limited sites) comprehensive developmental program for 3 to 5 year-olds. Families must meet income eligibility requirements and are encouraged to take an active part in their child’s classroom. Provides meals to children, referrals to health and social services and staff development opportunities for employees.

Required Documents for Registration

  • PK-12 Enrollment Form
  • Certification of Parent Application
  • Child’s Health Record
  • Health Screenings Form
  • CAIR form
  • Immunization Record
  • Proof of income (pay stubs must be current within 30 days of registration. At least two consecutive pay stubs for the most recent one month's pay, Leave Service Earnings, Notice of Action or statement from caseworker must be provided).
  • Proof of residence (Acceptable documents: utility bills such as telephone, gas and electric, water, cable, correspondence from the Department of Social Services, or rental agreement.)
  • Enrolling Child's Birth Certificate
  • Sibling(s) birth certificate

 Head Start Collaboration

  • A collaborative between San Diego Unified School District and Neighborhood House Association
  • Federally funded child development program for low-income children and their families
  • Provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program to foster development as well as health and social services
  • Each class is staffed by a teacher, an associate teacher, and parent volunteers