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If your child is birth through 5 years old and lives in Mahoning County, apply today!

Apply In Person

Parents/guardians may stop at our Main Office located at 142 Javit Court, our McCartney Road site located at 1988 McCartney Road, our Renaissance site located at 345 Oak Hill Avenue, or our Campus of Care site located at 1960 County Line Rd. in Mineral Ridge, to complete an application. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Please contact us at 330-736-0071 and ask for the Enrollment Department, if you face significant difficulty in completing your child’s application in-person or online.

IMPORTANT! You must bring the following information with you in order to complete the application process:

  1. Proof of income
  2. Proof of birth of the child
  3. Proof of residency
  4. Custody or restraining order documentation (if applicable)

Children are selected for Head Start/Early Head Start by a committee. The decision is based on an approved criteria ranking point system as well as family needs. If your child is accepted, you must have a doctor and dentist complete the physical and dental form you were given at the time you applied.

Express Application

This is a simplified application form with the basic information we need to get started. If you choose to only submit this Express Application, we will contact you to further discuss your child’s application.

Express Online Application

These additional five forms will complete your child’s initial application to our program. Please complete these additional forms only after submitting the Express Application above.

Child Enrollment and Health Information Application


Apply Online

If you’d like to complete the full Alta Head Start Application, please click the link below. Filling out this application will be sent directly to Alta Head Start staff for review. 

Apply Online

NOTE: If you or your family has already applied for Head Start and you are applying again, please use the Express Application Form above and fill out the Additional Forms. 

For additional questions contact our Main Office at 330-736-0071 and ask for the Enrollment Department, for further assistance.


Please note! Do not complete the Additional Forms if your child is eligible for re-enrollment in the program, or you have already completed your child’s first time application, for the 2023-2024 school year. Contact our Main Office at 330-736-0071 and ask for the Enrollment Department, for further assistance.