Head Start


Because this is our peak season, processing time is longer than normal.  Current processing time for new student applications is 1 - 2 weeks, depending on the quantity of documents submitted with the application.

Head Start


Federally funded project that provides an extensive school-year preschool program for children 2.9 - 4 years of age. Family's income must meet Federal poverty level requirements, offers full and part day classes.


*There is no cost for qualifying families*


Age Requirement: 3 years old on or before September 1st.   

Children are admitted into the program based on priority using the Head Start Eligibility Criteria.

We accept children with disabilities.


Original Hours:

Full Day Head Start - center-based program for children 2.9 and 4 years old. The full-day hours are 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Hyatt and San Jacinto Sites.

(Both working Parents/Guardians or one Parent/Guardian working and/or attend school or a vocational/trade school)


Part Day Head Start - center-based program for children 2.9 and 4 years old. The part-day hours are 7:50 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. and 12:00 - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday at the San Jacinto and Megan Cope sites.


Please download a Head Start Application or come into the front office to pick one up. 



Persons in family/household

Poverty guideline


















For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,720 for each additional person.



The following is a list of original documentation required to determine family eligibility and placement:

1. Picture I.D. of The Parents/Legal Guardians

2. Birth Date Verification;
  • Original Birth Certificate, 
  • Adoption Papers,
  • Baptismal Record,
  • Hospital Birth Record
  • ALL children in the home (used to determine family size)
3. Immunization Record
New Immunizations Regulation effective 7/01/2019

4. Proof of Residency

Documentation proving current residency within SJUSD boundaries must be provided at the time of eligibility and placement. Acceptable documentation:

Gas, water, electric, trash bill (no telephone or cable will be accepted), or
Lease agreement or closing escrow papers, or
Mortgage statement, or
DPSS statement
DMV Vehicle Registration
The documentation must be dated no later than thirty (30) days prior to registration and must show the parent/guardian’s name and current address in the San Jacinto Unified School District. If acceptable current proof of residency cannot be shown, a Residency of Affidavit will be required. (Form available upon request).

In lieu of utility bill, we will accept a letter of intent for hook-up services from the gas, water, or electric company with escrow or lease agreements.

5. Physical Examination - completed within one year prior to entry into the program. It must also include Hemoglobin (HGB) and Lead with TB Risk Factor Assessment. 
6. Dental Exam - must have been performed within the past 12 months. 
7. Medical Insurance Card
8. Verification of Income (Please supply all documents that apply, must be current within last 30 days)
  • Pay-stubs - One Months worth (weekly, bi-weekly or monthly)
  • Income tax return for previous year 1040A (Self-Employed, Schedule C)
  • Cal-Works or Cal-Fresh Passport for Services
  • Tribal TANF
  • Social Security Benefits (SSI, SSA) 
  • Disability Benefits (UI, VA, Maternity Leave)
  • Employment  Development Department - EDD (Award Letter, Unemployment, Paid Family Leave)
  • Verification of Child Support for ALL children in the home
  • Original Foster, Legal Custody or Court Ordered Paperwork
*Additional documentation may be required*
*The Enrollment Technician or office Staff will contact you via email or phone call to bring the completed enrollment packet and all required documents*
Any other questions or concerns, please contact us at (951) 654-1531.
Our main office is located at 257 S. Grand Army Ave. San Jacinto, CA 92583 (Next door to San Jacinto Elementary) 
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm