Head Start is a national child development program that serves families with children from birth to age five, and expectant parents. The program is designed to prepare children for success in school by enhancing their intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. This service is provided at no cost to eligible families.
|For Each Additional Family Member Add||+4,320|
|Household Size||Tier 1||Tier 2|
|For Each Additional Family Member Add||+$5,616||+7,992|
 The 2018 Poverty guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services were published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2018 and became effective on that date. The Federal Poverty guidelines are used to determine eligibility for federally funded classrooms and slots. All Fairfax County Head Start/Early Head Start programs use the most current published Federal Poverty guidelines.  The Local guidelines are used to determine eligibility for locally funded classrooms and slots. Tier 1 is 130% of poverty, Tier 2 185% of poverty. The income levels correspond with the USDA Food program.