Enrollment Information

Head Start/VPK Is now accepting applications for 4-Year-Olds who are 4 by September 1st

Families must meet the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines or the child must have a disability with an Individualized Education Plan. This is a parent participation program.

We will be available to take applications at the following locations: Starting on February 11, 2019. The East United Way House location will be open to take applications on February 20, 2019

Lehigh Community Services, Inc.
201 Plaza Drive, Suite 3
Lehigh Acres, Fl. 33936
Email: EarlyChildhood@leeschools.net
Beginning February 11, 2019
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

NW Regional Cape Coral Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N
Cape Coral, FL 33993
(Between Mariner Middle & Mariner High School)
Email: EarlyChildhood@leeschools.net
Beginning February 11, 2019
Office Hours: Fridays: 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15& 3/29 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Literacy Council of Bonita Springs
26820 Old 41 Rd. Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Email: EarlyChildhood@leeschools.net
Beginning February 11, 2019
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Early Childhood Learning Services
3650 Michigan Ave. Suite #4 Fort Myers, FL 33916
Email: EarlyChildhood@leeschools.net
Beginning February 11, 2019
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

East United Way House
4040 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33916
***Beginning Wednesday February 20, 2019
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am to 2 pm

Qualifying Requirements:

  • Head Start is a classroom-based program.
    • Children must be 4 years old by September 1.
    • Family must meet the federal poverty income guidelines or child must have a disability with an Individualized Education Plan.
  • Early Head Start is an infant toddler program.
    • Home-based and Center-based options are available for Lee County.
    • Children must be between the ages of birth and thirty months (0-30).
    • Pregnant women may also apply.
    • Family must meet the federal poverty income guidelines or child must have a disability with an IFSP.

Documentation Needed to Apply:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Income (last four weeks for all family members including child support, TANF, and SSI) or 1040 tax return (2018)
  • Custody Papers if not the natural parent
  • Proof of pregnancy is required