Orange County Government Public Information Officer

Orange County Head Start Accepting Applications for the 2022-23 School Year

Free Program Seeking to Enroll 900 Students Before Classes Begin 08/10/2022

Orange County GovernmentWHAT: Orange County Head Start is recruiting for its 2022-23 school year and seeking to fill classrooms before school begins on August 10, 2022. The Head Start program is a free early education program that offers daily well-balanced meals, individual instruction and services to enhance intellectual, emotional and social growth for students between the ages of 3-to-5 years old.

Enrollment will be for face-to-face instruction for the 2022-23 school year. In an abundance of caution, Head Start Centers and classrooms are equipped with sanitizing machines, spraying/cleaning machines, disinfecting kits, and mask and face shields for both students and teachers.

MORE: Head Start is the largest early childhood education service provider in Central Florida with 22 locations conveniently located throughout Orange County. Orange County Head Start is a full-day/full-year program, operating on the same school calendar as Orange County Public Schools.


  • Aloma Elementary Head Start
  • Bithlo Head Start
  • Callahan Head Start
  • Dillard Elementary Head Start
  • Dover Shores Elementary
  • East Orange Head Start
  • Englewood Elementary Head Start
  • Hal P. Marston Head Start
  • Hungerford Elementary Head Start
  • John H. Bridges Head Start
  • Lila Mitchell Head Start
  • McCoy Elementary Head Start
  • Millennia Elementary Head Start
  • Pine Hills Head Start
  • South Orlando YMCA Head Start
  • Southwood Head Start
  • Taft Head Start
  • Three Points Elementary Head Start
  • Ventura Elementary Head Start
  • Washington Shores Early Learning Center Head Start
  • Washington Shores Elementary Head Start
  • West Oaks Elementary Head Start

For a complete list of school locations and addresses, visit Orange County’s web site.

REGISTER: To be eligible you are required to live in Orange County, and have a child who will be 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2022 and your household income is at or below 100% of the 2021 Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Visit, to register.  All interested persons can call 407-836-6590 for more information or access and application on the county website. Interested parents can schedule an appointment or start the process online.

The application is available in English and Spanish on the county’s Head Start page.

Information about the county’s Head Start program is available in the newsroom.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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