As a non-profit head start program serving low income families, special needs children, children with foster care, and homeless families, we want to provide our services to eligible children and families based on the federal poverty guidelines. We will check the age (ranging from 3 months to 5 years old based on program), family income, and residency to see if the children are eligible for our program. Click here for more information about eligibility. Click here to learn more about some admission related information

If you have any further questions, please contact our Enrollment Specialist at (415)982-4777,

Please refer to the instructions below for the application process. If you are unsure how to fill out the form, you can also leave your phone number or email online, and we will contact you as soon as possible.

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Our Application and Enrollment Process

Step 1:
Fill Out Pre-Application
Step 2:
Sign Your Pre-Application
  • After you fill out the online pre-application form electronically, you will receive a notification email. In it, you will be able to electronically sign and submit your pre-application form. (A signed copy will be email to you)
  • If you submit the print form via, you will receive an email reply within 1-2 business days.
Step 3:
Pre-App in Process
  • We will process your pre-application. We may reach out to you if we have questions.
Step 4:
Notify The Result
  • Depending on whether we have a spot open and your eligibility, the result may be that you are placed on the waitlisted, or you start the enrollment process, or you may not be eligible for our services.
Step 5:
Next Step
  • We will follow up with you about the next steps if you are waitlisted or selected to complete the formal application process.

Apply Now!

You can now complete the

pre-application form online.

Online Form

Alternative: Apply with physical form.

Step 1:
Download the pre-application form
Step 2:
Fill out and sign the completed form
Step 3:
Email the form to our Enrollment
Specialist at

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the eligible age for enrollment?
Infant: 3-18 months
Toddler: 19-36 months
Pre-schooler: 3-5 years old
Only preschoolers need to follow the unified school district age.

What is the income requirement?
Head Start program follows the federal property guideline.
State program follows the state program guideline.

What is the residency requirement?
San Francisco residents or people who work in San Francisco will be mostly considered. Proof of files includes address or employment verification will be needed.

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