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MEO’s “Head Start” Program to Begin Accepting Applications on Feb. 1

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Maui Economic Opportunity’s federally funded early childhood education program, “Head Start” will begin accepting applications on Monday, Feb. 1 for the 2021-22 school year.

Head Start provides free comprehensive early childhood education services to families that meet federal poverty income guidelines and selection criteria. Applications can be made online.

Eligible participants are children who are 3 or 4 years old by July 31. Parents or legal guardians are required to provide the child’s birth certificate and income verification – preferably 2020 income tax returns or 2020 W-2 forms or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or Supplemental Security Income printouts. 

MEO runs 13 Head Start sites in Maui County in Kahului, Wailuku, Makawao, Kīhei, Haʻikū, Lahaina and Molokaʻi as well as two virtual sites.

For more information, contact the MEO Head Start office at 249-2988. The office is open from 7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, except federal and state holidays.

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