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1-27-22 — Head Start Plans Two Application Days for 2022

Jan. 27, 2022 ~ The Olathe Head Start preschool for low-income families will hold two application days at the Heartland Early Childhood Center, 1700 W. Sheridan St., Olathe: Feb. 25 and March 11. Appointments are required by calling 913-780-7418 or 913-780-7922 for Spanish translation.

Children must be at least 3 years old by Aug. 31 this year to be eligible for the 2022-23 program. Olathe Head Start also serves children with special needs (Individualized Education Program or Individualized Family Service Plan). Families must live in Johnson County and within the school districts of Olathe, Gardner-Edgerton, DeSoto, Spring Hill or Blue Valley.

Because of COVID-19 safety protocols, only one parent may attend and must wear a face mask. Children should not visit on application day. The parent should bring:

  • Proof of all sources of income (including 2021 tax return, all 2021 W2 forms, TANF, SSI, child support or non-cash support, educational scholarships or grants, etc.)
  • The child's immunization record
  • The child's birth certificate
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • Proof of residency (includes utility statement, lease agreement)
  • Name and phone number of the family doctor and dentist
  • Emergency contact names and phone numbers