Information for the 2022-2023 School Year
As Lorain County continues close monitoring of the COVID-19 pandemic, LCCAA Head Start will continue to exercise precautionary measures. All staff and visitors will be required to wear masks as the new school year begins. Students are encouraged to wear masks as well. Other requirements are:
- Curbside drop off and pick up.
- Temperature checks and health screenings for all children and adults, including staff.
- Hand washing for children upon arrival and before departure.
- Restricted access for visitors.
- Regular cleaning and sanitizing of areas and materials.
School Readiness Goals
Head Start and Early Head Start serve low-income children ages 0 to 5 and pregnant women.
Both programs use the 100% of the Federal Poverty Level for priority placement. In addition, the programs can serve 35% of families whose income is between 101 and 130%.
Additionally, 10% of families can exceed 130% of the FPL.
Families receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families), SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, aka food stamps) or SSI (Supplemental Security Income) are automatically eligible. Homeless children and children in foster or kinship care are also automatically eligible.
Head Start and Early Head Start also serve children with disabilities.
Click here for a list of what Head Start considers income.