Enfield Head Start serves children ages 3 to 5. Enrollment is limited to 104 children and is free for those Enfield residents who meet the eligibility requirements. A minimum of 90% of the families are low-income; a maximum of 10% of the families may be over-income. Enrollment is based on selection criteria. Over-income children are selected according to the program's Recruitment Plan. A minimum 10% of Head Start enrollment serves children with special needs. Supportive services are offered to all the children as deemed appropriate by professional evaluators.
Head Start is funded through the Manchester Board of Education and the Enfield Board of Education. The program is operated under the guidance of the Enfield Board of Education.