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New Families

Space available! Enroll now for FREE in-person early learning for children 0-5!

Available to families living in Central Seattle, South Seattle, West Seattle, Burien, and Tukwila. 

Are you a community partner? Download our enrollment flyer!

Amharic
English
Oromo
Somali
Spanish
Tigrinya
Vietnamese

Interested in Neighborhood House’s early childhood education programs? The first step is to apply.

Once we receive your application, our team will contact you to confirm Head Start eligibility requirements and collect additional paperwork. We will also discuss the available program options to make sure your family enrolls in the one that meets you and your child’s needs. Our options include preschool, toddler classrooms, and home visiting.

If you have questions, please call 206-403-7544 or 206-209-7563. See below for specific language contacts.

English: Shannon (206) 209-7563
Oroomo and Swahili: Miski (206) 335-6830
አማርኛ and ትግርኛ: Habte (206) 437-611
Somali: Hawa (206) 209-8846
Español: Emma (206) 532-6930
Oroomo, አማርኛ and ትግርኛ: Adamu (206) 391-7333

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the program cost?

There is no cost for the program for all families that meet the age, income, and service area requirements.

Is there a deadline?

There are no deadlines. Enrollment for our programs is on a rolling basis and children can enroll at any time during the year.

How do I apply?

To apply, please submit an online application and submit the required supporting documents.

What documents do I need to submit?

Proof of age, income, and residency.

What documents can I submit for proof of age?

Child’s birth certificate, passport, I-94, green card, or immigration registration.

What documents can I submit for income?

The family’s income for the past 12 months, such as W2, 1040 tax return, 12 months of pay stubs, TANF or SSI letter, unemployment paper, or letter from current employer.

New! Families who are eligible for SNAP are eligible for our Head Start programs. An EBT card can be used for proof of income.

What documents can I submit for residency?

Utility bill, rental agreement, photo ID with current living address.

What are the income guidelines?

Number in Family Annual Income Level
1 $12,880
2 $17,420
3 $21,960
4 $26,500
5 $31,040
6 $35,580
7 $40,120
8 $44,660
Each Additional Person $4,540

New! Families who are eligible for SNAP are eligible for our Head Start programs. An EBT card can be used for proof of income.

Am I still eligible for the program if I earn above the income guidelines?

Yes, but there may be a longer wait time as there are limited spots available.

Who can I contact if I need help applying or have any questions?

If you have any questions, please email ERSEAhelp@nhwa.org or call 206-403-7544.