Hillsborough Early Head Start

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) Early Head Start program in Hillsborough county uses a unique model and approach to early learning by working with Family Childcare Homes to deliver early learning and care to infants. Our childcare providers are committed to helping children reach their full potential. A unique and dedicated team work with families in providers’ homes to deliver a unique home environment and partner with parents as they nurture and care for the youngest newborn infants and toddlers (6 weeks to 3-years-old).


Families must meet current Federal Poverty Guidelines in order to qualify for Head Start/Early Head Start. Foster children who are age eligible may qualify regardless of their family’s income.

Parents must provide the following documents when applying:

  1. Birth Certificate (Proof of Guardianship/Custody if applicable)
  2. Proof of Residency
  3. Proof of Income for the past 52 weeks or previous calendar year (i.e. pay stubs, W-2, 1040, statement from employer, etc.)
  4. Documentation of child’s disability (if applicable)
  5. Photo Identification of Parent

Applications will be accepted daily at the Head Start Administrative office listed below.

Contact Info:  

For more information on the LSF Early Head Start Program, call 813-676-9486 or visit the office at

3635 W. Waters Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614