• What is Head Start?

          Monroe County Public School's Head Start program is a federal grant program under the Monroe County School District. The district encompasses over 100 miles of island with 4 sites from Key Largo to Key West. Head Start offers free preschool for income eligible children and a percentage of children with disabilities to prepare them for Kindergarten and school success.

           Children who attend Head Start participate in school-readiness curriculum that includes literacy, language, science, mathematics, and social-emotional development. They also receive medical and dental services, have healthy meals and enjoy playing safely indoors and outdoors. 

           In addition to the educational services, family involvement is at the core of our success. Parents/Guardians are provided with the unique opportunity in Head Start to participate in the program and planning decision-making process. Each parent/guardian who has a child enrolled in the Head Start program is automatically a member of the parent committee group at the respective center. Parent/Guardians are also elected by their peers to serve on policy council.
    Give your child a HEAD START !!

    How to apply

    If you have access to a computer please download the application, complete it and email it back to your prefer School Site at the email below. If you don't have access to a computer please call the Site Coordinator to your preferred School Site at one of the numbers below and we will return you call within five business days. Please DO NOT drop off any application at the School main office. 


    Head Start Application English

    Head Start Application Spanish 



    Documents Needed..  

    1. Birth Certificate (child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1st of the school year.

         Certificado de Nacimiento (el niño (a) debe tener 3 o 4 años antes de septiembre 1ro del año escolar.

    2.  Social Security Card (if available)

         Tarjeta de Seguro Socia (si tiene una disponible)

    3.  Proof of family income (last four check stubs, 1040 Tax, For LES, or letter from employer).

         Prueba de sus ingresos financieros (ultimos 4 colillas del cheque, el formulario 1040 de los Taxes, Formulario

         LES o carta de su empleador.

    4.  Picture ID (parent or guardian)

         Identification con foto (padres o guardian)

    5.  Proof of Food Stamps, WIC, Subsidized Child Care (if applicable)

         Prueba de sellos de alimentos, WIC o subvencionado de cuido infantil

    6.  Child's Medical & Dental Health Insurance Card (if child has insurance)

         Tarjeta de seguro medico y dental del niño (si el niño (a) tiene seguro)


                         Key Largo School- Katherine Kight- Katherine.Kight@keysschools.com  

                        Tel: 305-453-1255 x57400

                        Stanley Switlik School – Isabel Vargas Isabel.vargas@keysschools.com

                        Tel: 305-289-2490 x59309

                        Gerald Adams Elementary School- Latrice Pla- latrice.pla@keysschools.com

                        Tel: 305-293-1609 x51329

                        Horace O’ Bryant School –Elizabeth Alvarez - elizabeth.alvarez@keysschools.com

                        Tel: 305-296-5628