Applying to Early Head Start/Head Start


...consists of a few simple steps.

    1. Complete the application
    2. Submit required documentation
      1. Proof of birth for child
      2. Income documentation
      3. Immunization record
    3. Consult with the Enrollment Specialist


Please click here to access the application

There are several ways to submit the application

1. Save the application to your computer, fill it out in Adobe Reader, and submit it via email.

2. Complete the application on the computer, print, and mail or submit in person.

3. Print the application, handwrite answers, and mail or submit in person.

Completed applications may be submitted in person, by email to, or by mail:

People Incorporated
Attn: Crystal Rasnake
1173 West Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210

Please contact Crystal Rasnake at (276) 623-9000 or (276) 889-0999 if you have any questions about the application process.


Q1: My child is 2-years-old, is she eligible for Head Start?

A1: Children must be 3-years-old by September 30th to attend Head Start. However, 2-year-olds are eligible for Early Head Start and they will then be placed in Head Start when they turn 3-years-old.

Q2: Will you need to know my income for the application?

A2: Yes, national Head Start guidelines require that income information be collected during the application process.

Q3: Will my child be attending every weekday?

A3: Yes, your child will attend classes Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Nutritious meals will be provided for children during school hours. Please see our Nutrition page for menus and more information.

Q4: Are there any fees for Head Start?

A4: No, all supplies, meals, transportation, and field trips are free.

Q5: When will I know if my child has been accepted into the program?

A5: You will be contacted the first week of August.