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What are the eligibility requirements for preschool?

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A child must meet the above age requirement, must reside in Philadelphia, PA, and the family must be income-eligible according to the 2013 Federal Head Start Poverty Guidelines for family size:

 

Family Size                 Poverty Guideline

1                                   $11,490

2                               $15,510

3                                   $19,530

4                                   $23,550

5                                   $27,570

6                                   $31,590

7                                   $35,610

8                                   $39,630

 

For families with more than 8 persons, add $4020 to the Poverty Guideline for each person.

A child must meet the above age requirement, must reside in Philadelphia, PA, and the family’s annual gross income cannot exceed 300% of the 2013 Poverty Guideline for their family size:             

 

Family Size         300% of Poverty Guideline

1                               $34,470

2                               $46,530

3                                   $58,590

4                                   $70,650

5                                   $82,710

6                                   $94,770

7                                 $106,830

8                                 $118,890

 

For families with more than 8 persons, add $12,060 to the 300% Poverty Guideline for each person.

 

For more information, call the Office of Early Childhood Education at 215-400-4270 or visit:

http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/e/earlychild/ 

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