Head Start applications available for 2023-24

Community Action of Eastern Iowa has announced that Head Start applications are now available for pre-school families for the 2023-2024 school year.

Head Start is a program that provides services to promote academic, social and emotional development. This program applies to children ages 3 to kindergarten (age 5).  Program eligibility is for children and families at or below the federal poverty level or where students have specific developmental needs.

Half Day Preschool is provided for free through the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program. Families who qualify for Head Start, may be eligible for free or reduced full-day preschool. Families who do not qualify for Head Start services will pay for the second half of the day if they choose to have their child attend all day.

If you would like to apply for Head Start to see if you can qualify for free/reduced preschool through Head Start, visit Community Action of Eastern Iowa Head Start Application.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Jenny Landa, by telephone: 563-549-0342 or by email jlanda@caeiowa.org.