Dothan City & Houston County Head Start Center: Children zoned for Dothan City Schools who are between three to five years of age on or before September 1, 2021, are eligible to apply. Dothan City & Houston County Head Start Center is a federally funded program based on income. Dothan City & Houston County Head Start Center provides services to Dothan City Schools as well as Houston County Schools with site locations in Webb, Cottonwood, Ashford, and Rehobeth. Limited slots are available for both Dothan City & Houston County schools. Acceptance letters mailed to families in June 2021 for the upcoming school year.
Specific collaborative and planned actions are in place to recruit eligible children including children with disabilities. Comprehensive services to such children are provided in collaboration with the local education agency and the Alabama Early Intervention System.
Children who are from families with incomes below the poverty guidelines are eligible for Head Start services. Children from homeless families and families receiving public assistance such as TANF or SSI are also eligible. Foster children are eligible regardless of their foster family’s income.