Duval Head Start/Early Head Start

Our commitment to children in need knows no boundaries, which is why we offer the highest quality early educational services across the state of Florida, especially in communities that are traditionally underserved. Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) is forming partnerships with organizations throughout the Duval County community, such as the Jacksonville Children’s Commission, Early Learning Coalition of Duval, Children’s Home Society, and Duval County Public Schools, among many others, to ensure that high-quality early childhood education is accessible to all families in need.


Families must meet current Federal Poverty Guidelines in order to qualify for Head Start/Early Head Start. Foster children who are age eligible may qualify regardless of their family’s income.

Parents must provide the following documents when applying:

  1. Birth Certificate (Proof of Guardianship/Custody if applicable)
  2. Proof of Residency
  3. Proof of Income for the past 52 weeks or previous calendar year (i.e. pay stubs, W-2, 1040, statement from employer, etc.)
  4. Documentation of child’s disability (if applicable)
  5. Photo Identification of Parent

Applications will be accepted daily at the Head Start Administrative office listed below.

Contact Info:

For more information on the LSF Head Start Program, call 904-423-8637 or visit the Administrative office at

3027 San Diego Drive Jacksonville, Florida 32207.

Request for Bid

Scope of Work: This request for bid is to solicit Child Care Centers operate high quality, licensed, child care programs in zip codes 32210, 32256 and 32218, to potentially open and run a full day/full year Head Start/Early Head Start program that follows Federal, State, and County standards.

The Agency is required to hold a Child Care license with the Florida Department of Health and participation in the USDA Child Care Food Program. Please include your capacity and location in response to this posting. Please find the pre-application by clicking on the button below. An informational meeting will be held on November 15, 2016 at 5:30 pm at 3027 San Diego Rd, Jacksonville, FL. Please attend if you would like to be considered.

Please send the completed pre-determination application by November 14, 2016 to:
Lutheran Services Florida Inc.
1095 A. Philip Randolph Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32206
Email: corey.frazier@lsfnet.org and laurie.kowalski@lsfnet.org