We offer FREE HEADSTART SUPPLIMENTAL SERVICES TO PRESCHOOL CHILDREN who are enrolled for wrap around care regardless of race, creed, color or national origin.


  • Children ages 3-5 who are not eligible for Kindergarten
  • Households currently receiving TANF cash, SSI, are homeless, or a foster parent for children ages 3-5
  • Households that meet income guidelines (up to 100% of the federal poverty level)

Documentation needed to complete the application packet

  • Birth Certificate or other proof of birth
  • Verification of income (tax documents, 2 pay stubs, SSI, or TANF letters)
  • Immunization records
  • Disability documentation (if applicable)
  • Custody or court documents (if applicable)
  • Health insurance card (if available)


2021 Head Start Federal Poverty Guidelines

Persons in family/household Head Start Poverty guideline
1 $12,880
2 $17,420
3 $21,960
4 $26,500
5 $31,040
6 $35,580
7 $40,120
8 $44,660

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,540 for Head Start for each additional person.

If you exceed the income requirements for this program, please check out our other affordable programming that also can be subsidized through ELRC.

You can download and complete the application here or just pop in to our center at 1036 Brookline Blvd Pittsburgh PA 15226 and we would love to help!

For question, call 412-531-0590.

Download the Application