MATRIX HEAD START FAQ

Early Head Start and Head Start Eligibility

Early Care and Education serving children Birth to Five

Who is Eligible
We are open to all children and families regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, and disability.

Early Head Start Eligibility:
Expectant mothers and children up to age 3 (6 weeks -36 months) and meet federal poverty income guidelines though some exceptions are made.

Head Start Eligibility:
Children who are three (3 years) by December 1st of the current school year and have not turned 5 years old before December 1 and meet federal poverty income guidelines though some exceptions are made.

DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO APPLY
• Birth Certificate or proof of Age
• Proof of Guardianship (if applicable)
• Income documentation for the last 12 months which can include: Federal 1040, W2, Tax return, SSI Documentation, DHS cash grant and/or DHS child care reimbursement, Child Support Printout, Pay Stubs, Scholarship/Grants/Student Loan Documentation, Foster Care Statement.
• Address and telephone from work or school

DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR ENROLLMENT
Physical Examination Form
• Dental Examination Form

MATRIX HEAD START PROVIDES

Head Start Program Operating Hours
• Full Day/Full Year Part Day/Part Year

• Mon.-Fri 8:00am-3:00pm
• Mon.-Thurs.
AM( 8:00-11:30am)
PM (12:00-3:30pm)

• Home-Based Services (weekly 90 minute visits in the home per child)
• Breakfast, lunch & snack served
• Services for children with disabilities
• Bi-lingual classrooms (English, Spanish, and Arabic)
• EARLY HEAD START Pregnant Moms Program (ensure prenatal health support and resource services)
• Individualized services
• School Readiness
• Great Start Readiness Program classrooms at selected sites
• Health and Dental Screenings
• Family Support
• Full Nutrition Program
• Community Resources
• Parent Engagement Models
– ASPIRE Matrix
– Abriendos Puertas (Opening Doors)
– Parent Training programs
– Volunteer opportunities

START TIMES
FULL DAY CLASSES & EARLY HEAD START
8 am – 3 pm / Monday – Friday

PART DAY CLASSES
MORNINGS:
Monday – Thursday / 8 am – 11:30 am
AFTERNOONS:
Monday – Thursday / 12 noon – 3:30 pm

Or call an enrollment specialist today.

(313) 285-1905