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The Early Learning Center Head Start program is available for children from low-income families between 3-5 years old, including those with special needs. Click below to determine if your family is income eligible for Head Start.


Applicants must:

  • Meet the threshold for income poverty guidelines

  • Be a Resident of Baldwin County

  • Be enrolling a child who will be 3 or 4 years of age by the school cutoff date of September 1, 2022

  • Receive SSI, Foster, TANF, Homeless


There is no cost to the parent/guardian

How to Apply Online:

  • The Online Application are only available to new first time applicants.

  • Apply online if you have never completed an application before with the Early Learning Center!

  • Online APPLICATIONS are available to complete starting January 18th-31st, 2022 for initial enrollment.

  • Please complete your Online Application and submit the required documents during the interview application intake process.

Required Documents

  • Copy of Certified Birth Certificate

  • Social Security Card (child’s)

  • Proof of Residency

    • Utility Bill (water, gas, electric), or

    • Property Tax Bill, or

    • Rental/Lease Agreement

  • Proof of Income

    • 2021 W-2 (preferred), or

    • 2021 Tax Return (preferred), or

    • Two consecutive check stubs from within the last two months, or

    • T.A.N.F. Verification, or

    • Unemployment check stub, or

    • Notarized Child Support, or 

    • SSI Documentation

Applications will be marked as incomplete until all required documents are received.

DO NOT COMPLETE the online application if you completed a 2021-2022 application for your 3 year old and were placed on the WAITLIST.  You must update your application in person. Please bring all documents (Proof of Residency & Proof of Income) for updating and applying for the 2022-2023 School Term.  The Early Learning Center will be available Mon-Fri starting January 18th- January 31st, 2022. for updating the application and initial enrollment.

What’s the Next Step?

A representative from the Early Learning Center will contact you within 2-3 business days by phone regarding your application and availability.

Please contact Mrs. Browder @ 478-457-2468 if you have any questions or concerns.

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Early Learning Center

372 Blandy Rd, Milledgeville, GA 31061

(478) 457-3301

The Baldwin County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, genetics, disability, or sex in its employment practices, student programs and dealings with the public. It is the policy of the Board of Education to comply fully with the requirements of Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and all accompanying regulations.