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Head Start of Washington County is committed to providing quality services for your child and his/her total family. Early Head Start programs serve pregnant women and children from birth to age three. Head Start Programs serves children ages three to five years. Early Head Start children may qualify to transition into the Head Start Program or another Pre-K Program. Head Start of Washington County is MSDE Certified and OCC Licensed Program.

Families must reside in Washington County and meet federal income guidelines for eligibility into the program. Those receiving financial assistance, food stamps, and/or other TANF services from the Department of Social Services could be eligible. Families receiving SSI benefits are automatically eligible. Children are not required to be potty trained.

OUR PROGRAM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:

 

HEAD START CLASSES (AGES 3 to 5 YEARS) 

Elgin Station Center
Full-Day / Full-Year Classes (September through August) ;  Monday- Friday; 7:00 am to 5:30 pm  ; Child care subsidy vouchers are required for this Center

Martin Luther King Center
Part-Day / Part-Year Classes (September through May) ; AM Classes Monday - Thursday; 8:00 am to 11:30 pm ;  PM Classes  Monday - Thursday; 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm 

Sargent Shriver Center
Extended Day / Part-Year Classes (September through May) ;  Monday - Friday;   9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Noland Center
Extended Day / Part-Year Classes (September through May) ;  Monday - Friday;   9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Homebase Option
Full-Year weekley visits in the comfort of the family's home ;  Bi-weekley Socializations at Head Start Center to allow children & parents to engage with others.
This option also includes expectant mothers.

 

Early Head Start Classes (Birth to 2 years) 

Elgin Station Center
Full-Day / Full-Year Classes (September through August)  ;  Monday- Friday;   7:00 am to 5:30 pm  ; Child care subsidy vouchers are required for this Center

Martin Luther King Center
Full-Day / Full -Year Classes (September through August) ;  Monday - Thursday;  8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sargent Shriver Center
Extended Day / Full-Year Classes (September through August) ;  Monday - Friday;   9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Homebase Option
Full-Year weekley visits in the comfort of the family's home ;  Bi-weekley Socializations at Head Start Center to allow children & parents to engage with others.
This option also includes expectant mothers.

All of our program options also include Health, Nutrition and Family Services so that we can support children and their families in all areas of their lives. We also provide bus transportation for many areas.


APPLY TODAY!

If you would like to enroll into our program, please fill out the enrollment packet.  You will need to complete all pages. 

Enrollment Packets | Required Application Documents                                                                 


Please attach proof of income documentation with enrollment packet

  • W-2 Tax Forms 
  • Copy of actual tax forms files with the IRS (Tax Form 1040)
  • Department of Social Services Award Letter (Food Stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance TCA,)
  • Social Security Award Letter ( SSI)
  • Unemployment Benefit Checks
  • Paycheck Stub (for each different employer in the past 12 months)
  • Child Support documentation

When you have completed the entire packet you may drop it off or mail it to the address listed below:

Head Start of Washington County, Inc.
Enrollment Office | Sargent Shriver Center
837 Spruce Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

If you need assistance completing the application or would like to know the status of your application, please contact
our Enrollment Specialist at 301-733-4640 ext. 110.