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June 2 - Last Day Sgt. Shriver Center Head Start Classes

June 5 - Sgt. Shriver EHS starts 7 hour day.

June 12 - Policy Council Meeting

June 19 -  CLOSED 


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Head Start of Washington County is committed to providing quality services for your child and his/her total family. Early Head Start programs serve pregnant women and children from birth to age three. Head Start Programs serves children ages three to five years. Early Head Start children may qualify to transition into the Head Start Program or another Pre-K Program. Head Start of Washington County is MSDE Certified and OCC Licensed Program.

Families must reside in Washington County and meet federal income guidelines for eligibility into the program. Those receiving financial assistance, food stamps, and/or other TANF services from the Department of Social Services could be eligible. Families receiving SSI benefits are automatically eligible. Children are not required to be potty trained.   For a list of our program options refer to our Education Services Page.


We accept applications and enroll children year round why wait enroll your child today! Please complete the forms in the Child Enrollment Packet.   

Head Start of Washington County will continue to fulfill our mission of providing children with nurturing experiences, and a strong foundation for developmental growth and opportunities to achieve school readiness.


ENROLL YOUR CHILD TODAY!                                                         

Within the Enrollment Package are directions and details of what documentation must be submitted along with a Child Enrollment Application.  The packet also contains forms that need to be completed by your Child's Doctor, and all forms need completed before your child can start attending classes.  If you are unable to print these documents please stop by one of our centers and pick up a copy.

Proof of income documentation that is needed to apply 

  • W-2 Tax Forms 
  • Copy of actual tax forms files with the IRS (Tax Form 1040)
  • Department of Social Services Award Letter (Food Stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance, SNAP Acceptence Letter,)
  • Social Security Award Letter ( SSI)
  • Unemployment Benefits Record (copy of benefits page)
  • Paycheck Stub (12 months worth of paystubs, all Employers)
  • Child Support documentation
  • You must show proof of income for the past 12 months
  • Completed  Enrollment ,Eligibility and Selection Form (Child Enrollment Application) 




Expectant Mother Enrollment Packet | Required Application Documents


When you have completed the Applications  you may email them to Missi Jones  OR drop it off or mail it to the address listed below:

Head Start of Washington County, Inc.
Enrollment Office | Sargent Shriver Center
837 Spruce Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

If you need assistance completing the application or would like to know the status of your application, please contact our Enrollment Coordinator at 301-733-4640 ext. 110. or by email at



The Child Care Scholarship (CCS) (formerly known as Child Care Subsidy/Child Care Vouchers) Program provides financial assistance with child care costs to eligible working families in Maryland. The program is managed through a centralized vendor Child Care Subsidy Central (CCS Central). For more information visit website at
To attend our Elgin Station Center a Child Care Scholarship is required.