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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.   For a list of our program options refer to our Education Services Page.



We are now accepting applications for the 2020/2021 school year.  Please complete the forms Child Enrollment Packet Part 1 and Part 2.  

Please know, that while the process may be a little different this year, Head Start of Washington County will continue to fulfill our mission of providing children with nurturing experiences, and a strong foundation for developmental growth and opportunities to achieve school readiness.

We are excited to see what this next year brings and are looking forward to welcoming the children and families back to our centers as soon as possible!


Child Enrollment Packet PART 1 and PART 2 | Required Application Documents                                                                 

PART  1 - Directions and details of what documentation must be submitted along with Child Enrollment Application. It also contains forms that need to be completed by your Child's Doctor, Forms need completed before Child can start attending classes.  If you are unable to print these documents please stop by one of our centers and pick up a copy.

PDF iconPart 1- Child Enrollment Package (English).pdf

PART 2 -   Child Enrollment Application Form,  must be completed in full and signed by Parent or Guardian. You may email Child Enrollment Application Form to
You will still need to bring proof of income and other forms in Part 1 to our Enrollment Coordinator at Sargent Shriver Center , 837 Spruce Street, Hagerstown, MD

PDF iconPart 2- Child Enrollment Application Form (English).pdf

 proof of income documentation discussed in PART 1

  • 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 (12 months worth of paystubs, all Employers)
  • Child Support documentation
  • You must show proof of income for the past 12 months



Expectant Mother Enrollment Packet | Required Application Documents

PDF iconExpectant Mother Enrollment Package ( English) 2019.pdf


When you have completed the Applications  you may email them to Missi Jones  OR 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. or by email at