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Palm Beach Head Start/Early Head Start

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As you explore early education choices for your child, we want you to be confident in the fact that the health and safety of your family is a priority. LSF is committed to addressing Covid-19 and our comprehensive health and safety measures will continue and include;  staff temperature checks, parents and kids washing hands station, Covid questionnaire upon entering the center, social distancing signage, tables with plexiglass partitions and individual cubbies with children’s name.

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HEAD START

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Building on our long history in the Belle Glade community with the PEPPI program, Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) expanded our commitment to children and families in need throughout all of Palm Beach county in 2014. In Palm Beach County, LSF is actively building strong partnerships with organizations, such as the Children Services Council and the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach, to provide high-quality early education services to all children and families in need.

 Head Start and Early Head Start Benefits:

  • Education: Early childhood education, including an evidence-based curriculum, which is aligned with the Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Health and Mental Health: We support your child’s overall wellness with services including but not limited to: health records monitoring; speech, language and behavioral assessments; lead and hearing screenings; and daily health checks.
  • Family Engagement: We believe that parents are their children’s first teacher! Our family engagement activities offer parents leadership opportunities, education and training, and support in setting and accomplishing both individual and family goals.

SERVING OUR STUDENTS

Palm Beach Head Start and Early Head Start continues to provide:

HIGH QUALITY FREE EDUCATION

High quality free education for children in the Palm Beach area

FAMILY SUPPORT

On-site nurses, nutritionist, and family & community engagement specialist to support the needs of the families

THREE MEALS

Three meals including: breakfast, lunch, snack

OPEN LONG HOURS

We are open 7:30 am until 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday

LOW CLASSROOM RATIOS

Low classroom ratios which includes 2 teachers per classroom

VPK Services

We offer VPK, Volunteery Pre-Kindergarten, services to help your child build a strong foundation for school.

ELIGIBILITY

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 INFORMATION

For more information on the Head Start program,

call 561-233-1600



or visit the Administrative office at

3230 Commerce Place, Suite A,
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

LUTHERAN SERVICES FLORIDA CENTRAL SERVICES | 3627 W. WATERS AVE | TAMPA, FL 33614 | PHONE: (813) 875-1408 | FAX: (813) 875-1302


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