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How to Apply

Eligibility

Bloomingdale's classrooms accept children between the ages of two-and-nine-months and three-and-nine months as of September 1. To be eligible for Head Start, family income must fall within federal guidelines. Ten percent of our families may be above these income guidelines. 

We welcome children with special needs and children in foster care. We give preference to former parents, to single-parent families, and to families in stress. Some families are referred to us by ACS Protection/Prevention Services. 


How to Apply

Come In

Bring your child to any of our three sites, from Monday through Thursday, between 9 AM and 3 PM. 

Registration

You will need the following documents to register your child: 

  • Child's Birth Certificate
  • Social Security cards for all family members in the household (if applicable)
  • Your child's Immunization Card
  • Health Insurance for all members of the family
  • Proof of Income (Budget letter or four pay stubs or latest tax return)
  • Welfare I.D.
  • School schedule, if you are attending college.

Enrollment

Families are notified in June about September enrollment. Children may be enrolled throughout the year if space is available. Once your child is accepted into the program, staff will contact you to provide information and answer your questions.

Family Partnership

Beginning with your child's enrollment in the program, your family becomes part of our extended Bloomingdale family. Family Partnership brings teachers, staff, and parents together in a relationship of mutual respect and trust. We will work together to provide the best possible program for your child. We will invite you to become involved in Parent Committees, take part in parent workshops, and contribute your skills and ideas to the program. We will help you obtain services and educational and job opportunities. Our partnership continues after your child has graduated from the program. Whether to ask for support or just to stay in touch, alumni parents and children always remain part of the Bloomingdale family.