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How to Register Your Child for Head Start/Early Head Start

To register your child(ren) for MYCAP Head Start/Early Head Start, you must first call for an appointment, then visit our main office or one of our three multiple sites in person:

Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership
101 Federal Plaza East, Suite 200
Youngstown, OH 44503
(330) 747-7921

Renaissance Learning Center
345 Oak Hill Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44502

McCartney Learning Center
1988 McCartney Road
Youngstown, OH 44505

Westchester Learning Center
122 Westchester Drive
Austintown, OH 44515

IMPORTANT! You must bring the following information with you in order to complete the application process:

  1. Medical or Insurance Card
  2. Proof of income
  3. Social Security cards for all family members
  4. Birth certificate of child
  5. Shot record
  6. Custody or restraining order documentation (if applicable)
  7. Picture ID

You will need to fill out several application forms in order to register. You may do this in person at the time of your appointment, or you can save time by filling out these forms in advance and bringing them with you along with the above materials.

Registration forms are available at the following Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County locations:

  • Main
  • Austintown
  • Campbell
  • East
  • Sebring
  • South
  • West
  • Lake Milton

Click on the links below to access the forms you must fill out in order to enroll your child. You may print blank forms out, complete them by hand, and then bring them into the MYCAP offices to facilitate the enrollment process.

ODJFS Child Enrollment and Health Information for Child Care Centers and Type A Homes [PDF]

ODJFS Child Enrollment and Health Information for Child Care Centers and Type A Homes (Spanish) [PDF]

MYCAP Head Start Enrollment Forms [PDF]


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After completing an application, you will be given a physical and dental form that must be completed by a physician and dentist prior to their child entering a classroom.

You will be notified whether or not your child has been accepted into the program. Children are selected by a committee made up of staff and parents, based on family needs and an approved criteria ranking point system.

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