Options for Full-Day Services for Children Participating in Head Start . Funding Sources


Alachua County uses state prekindergarten and Head Start funds to operate the program. Children are placed in the program based on the eligibility requirements of the funding source. Head Start eligibility is poverty level; state preschool eligibility is based upon income standards for free lunch, which are a little higher than poverty level. PreK and Head Start children are mixed within the classrooms and child care centers, but are coded separately for auditing purposes.