High Quality Education at no cost to you.

About LSF Head Start.

For more than 30 years LSF Head Start has been helping children in Florida learn and be prepared for kindergarten by providing no-cost early childhood education to children who may have otherwise been left behind.

Early Head Start
Serving Children 6 weeks - 3 years old. *

Early Head Start is a social service program in the community that serves infants and toddlers under the age of 3, as well as pregnant woman in some LSF Early Head Start programs. The program is designed to nurture healthy attachments between the parent and child, and the child and caregiver. Through professional and caring providers, LSF Early Head Start offers a comprehensive program that promotes healthy development until the age of 3. This ensures every child, regardless of their families financial situation, has a safe and nurturing environment to grow.

* Age served by Early Head Start varies in each location.

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Head Start
Serving Children 3-5 years old.

Head Start is a social service program in the community that prepares America’s most vulnerable young children to be successful in school and life beyond school. This program helps families obtain the most for their children, regardless of financial or circumstantial background. The LSF Head Start program is preventative, helping low-income families prepare to succeed in school and offering comprehensive services to promote the child’s development.

* Age served by Head Start varies in each location.

Free Preschool, for children age 4

Florida is one of the few states that offer free preschool for children age 4, regardless of income. Your 4 year old can enjoy all the comprehensive services offered by LSF Head Start, at no-cost to you. There is no maximum-income requirement for VPK (voluntary pre-kindergarten).

To be eligible for VPK, children must live in Florida and be 4 years old on or before September 1 of the current school year. If their fourth birthday falls February 2 through September 1 in a calendar year, parents can postpone enrolling their child in VPK that year and wait until the following year when their child is 5.

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