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Benefit Details
Maryland Head Start
Managing Agency Maryland

Program Description

The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promotes school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and social services. Parents play a large role in the programs, both as primary educators of their children and participants in administering the programs locally. Both programs provide pre-literacy and literacy experiences in a multi-cultural environment. Programs may be part-day, full-day, center-based, home-based, or a combination.

General Program Requirements

For this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Maryland and a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child who is too young for public school.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

For enrollment information, contact the program nearest you:

Program Contact Information

For more information, visit:
You may also contact the Maryland State Department of Education by calling: 410-767-0140