Get on Board and Apply for Head Start!

We would love to have your family and child participate in our program. To start the process, simply fill in the form below and someone will contact you to set up an application interview. These details will help us pick the best program options for you!


Avondale Head Start/EHS
2302 Ocoee St.
Chattanooga, TN. 37406
Phone: 423-643-6503

Cedar Hill Head Start/EHS
4701 Divine Ave.
Chattanooga, TN. 37411
Phone: 423-643-6648

Daisy Head Start/EHS
9531 W. Ridge Trail Rd.
Soddy Daisy, TN. 37379
Phone: 423-643-6462

Youth & Family Development
501 W. 12th St.
Chattanooga, TN. 37402
Phone: 423-643-6412

There are many parameters that determine whether a family qualifies for our program.  This is a list of the documents we must have to start the application process. If you have any questions or difficulty getting the documents, feel free to give us a call or discuss it with us when we contact you. We hope to serve your family!

Required Documentation

Proof of Income

We can accept the following as proof of income. Please bring ALL that apply:

2019 W2 (Form(s)/IRS 1040
– Previous month’s check stubs
– Supplemental Security Income Documentation
– Families First Documentation
– Social Security Income
– Foster Care Documentation
– Child Support Received
– Grant/Scholarship Awards/IRS 1098-T
– Military Income
– Any Income received from a 3rd party

Immunization Record

On State of Tennessee Form with the last Health Exam Provider Signature and Date in the upper right hand box.

Proof of Birth

Birth Certificate (If child is 4 years old, we need a Certified Birth Certificate for HCDE Pre-K.)

Proof of Residency

Utility bill, lease or mortgage statement, insurance or government documents in parent/guardian’s name.

If Applicable

Custody Papers and/or Parenting Agreement-
(All pages of the document(s))

All Documentation of a Disability (IFSP, IEP)

Print flyer:

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