Admissions | Family Handbook

EarlystART schools accept children ages six weeks to five years of age.

As a collaborative Head Start facility, students whose families qualify for the Head Start program receive assistance through the Missouri Department of Social Services Child Care Assistance Program, which pays the full or partial enrollment cost, or a combination.

Children from birth to age five may be eligible for Head Start and Early Head Start services if at least one of the following applies to their situation:

  • family has incomes below poverty guidelines which are adjusted for families of different sizes and issued each year in the Federal Register by the Department of Health and Human Services
  • family is homeless
  • family is receiving public assistance such as TANF or SSI
  • the child is in foster care; foster children are eligible regardless of the foster family’s income.

Due to high demand, all EarlystART schools currently have a waiting list. To be placed on our enrollment waiting list, please complete the SchoolAppKC form below. Families will be notified by phone regarding enrollment availability.





EarlystART is one of 20 Kansas City schools working together to simplify our initial application process into one easy form, SchoolAppKC, that you can fill out on any electronic device. The easy 8-question application allows you to apply to EarlystART in less than 5 minutes and makes applying to schools easier, more accessible, and more transparent. To apply, go to SchoolAppKC.