Enroll in Head Start or 4K

Will your child be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1st? If so, you can apply for Head Start or 4K for the 2022-23 school year!

Watch our video to learn more about Head Start and 4K.

Head Start programs provide the school readiness of children ages 3 to 5 from low-income families by supporting their development in a comprehensive way. We have one location on the east side of Green Bay, and one on the west side of Green Bay. Both half day and full day programming options are offered. View our locations here.

4K is a half day program available to any child who will be 4 by September 1. Click here for a list of 4K sites. If you are interested in a site other than your home attendance area school, please complete the online registration process and the Intra-District Transfer process.

Enrolling your child prior to March 1, makes placement at your preferred location more likely.

Registration begins January 3, 2022. Click REGISTER NOW to begin. 

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Register at the Welcome Center, 232 S. Broadway, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 920-448-2001 to schedule an appointment. Registration staff and kiosks are available during regular business hours. 

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If you are unable to register online, please pick up an enrollment packet at any neighborhood elementary school during school hours, or at the Head Start Learning Center, 1150 Bellevue St., during school hours.

Please bring address verification (such as utility bill, mortgage or lease paperwork), birth certificate, and immunization records.


For further information in English and Spanish contact:

Central Registration: (920) 448-2001
Head Start Office: (920) 448-2226
4-year-old Kindergarten Office: (920) 391-2447

For further information in Hmong, contact: (920) 492-2661
For further information in Somali, contact: (920) 660-3989

Did you know?

  • All Head Start students are bussed to and from the program
  • 4K students are eligible for busing if they live more than a half mile from school
  • Full-day 4-year-old Head Start openings now offered
  • Quality early childhood programs prepare children for kindergarten by promoting social and emotional development, boosting pre-math and literacy skills, and developing motor skills


How does Head Start differ from 4-year-old Kindergarten (4K)?

  HEAD START  4K
 Requirements
  • 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 1
  • Living within GBAPS District boundaries
  • 90% of families must meet income guidelines OR receive Social Security Income OR Child Care Assistance
  • 4 years old by Sept. 1
  • Living within GBAPS District boundaries or open enrollment acceptance
 Program
  • Child attends school 4-half days per week, 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Or child attends school 4 full days per week at the Head Start Learning Center from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • 2 teacher home visits and 2 parent/teacher conferences per year
  • Parent involvement opportunities
  • Family advocate home visits/contacts
  • Bilingual programming
  • Child attends school 4-half days per week, times vary by site
  • 2 parent/teacher conferences per year
  • Parent involvement opportunities
  • Bilingual programming
 Transportation
  • Provided according to District guidelines
  •  Provided according to District guidelines
 Fees
  • None
  •  Some may apply
Application Process
  • Apply at home school (neighborhood elementary school) or the Head Start Learning Center, 1150 Bellevue St. during school hours, or at Central Registration, 232 S. Broadway. The Welcome Center is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
  • Child's birth certificate
  • Child's immunization record
  • Must show proof of income for previous tax year or 12 months previous to application date
  • Address verification
  • Apply at home school (neighborhood elementary school) during school hours, or at Central Registration, 232 S. Broadway. The Welcome Center is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
  • Child's birth certificate
  • Child's immunization record
  • Address verification

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