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  • Head Start Enrollment

    Qualifications for Enrollment in Head Start

    Children must be three years-of-age, and not yet five years-of-age, by October 1 of the calendar year in order to be enrolled.

    Families must qualify economically by meeting the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines set annually by Congress in Washington, D.C. The income guidelines for the 2013-2014 school year are as follows:

    • Family of two: income = $15,510
    • Family of three: income = $19,530
    • Family of four: income = $23,550
    • Family of five: income = $27,570
    • Family of six: income = $31,590
    • Add $4,020 for each additional family member


    For more information, please call Jefferson County Head Start at 720-497-7900.

    Documentation Needed for Enrollment in Start

    After it's been determined that you qualify for the Jefferson County Head Start program, an appointment will be scheduled for you to fill out the necessary paper work. The appointment will take approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

    You must bring the following documents to your appointment:

    • Your child's birth certificate
    • Your child's current and complete immunization record
      Learn more about immunizations on the Jefferson County Public Health website.
    • A copy of your child's physical examination View Adobe reader requirements on the downloads page.; exam must have been completed within the last calendar year
    • A copy of your child's dental health evaluation View Adobe reader requirements on the downloads page.
    • Proof of your income (W2's, income tax returns, or twelve months of check stubs)


    In order for us to request your child's physical or dental examination forms from your doctor or dentist, please fill out our Consent to Exchange Information form View Adobe reader requirements on the downloads page. and bring it with you to your enrollment appointment.

    Applications for Enrollment in Head Start

    Select the following links on the links to view the instructions or to open and print the application.

    Note: The form is in PDF format and requires Acrobat Reader to view and print. Download the free software! Adobe PDF Icon


    When completed, mail to:
    Jefferson County Head Start
    5150 Allison St.
    Arvada, CO 80002

    If you have any questions, or need assistance, please call 720-497-7900.

    Last Updated: 5-29-2014