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Is there some way to qualify for Head Start although our family exceeds the income guidelines?


 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:37 PM on Mar. 30, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • dh and I make to much for headstart, but my 3 year old is starting headstart next week then going next year. She qualifies because they consider her special needs I guess. They say her speech is a little delayed and you should be able to understand her more than what you do I guess so they are providing her with half day schooling in the morning which is 8-1130 Monday thru Friday and 1/2 hour a week on speech therapy.
    mommy5409

    Answer by mommy5409 at 8:49 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Check into some special need; speech, emotional, ...
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 8:39 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • I don't believe. Not unless your child has some sort of special needs.
    xxlilmomma09

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 8:39 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Short of lying or having some sort of recorded medical need no. Pennsylvania has the PreK counts program which has higher income levels then head start so maybe your state has something similiar.
    aeneva

    Answer by aeneva at 9:41 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • We qualified also if we exceed a lot the income guidelines because my DD has a severe social-personal delay, she went throw an evaluation with Child Find, I live in Maryland and they estabilish how much hours a child need, my DD needed 10 hours a week but there wasn't space in the morning so she goes in the afternoon for 3 hours. P.s.: better an healthy kid than free preschool tough!
    shining8250

    Answer by shining8250 at 9:49 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

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