Maui Economic Opportunity’s Head Start preschool program will begin accepting applications Wednesday, February 1, 2023 for the 2023-2024 school year.  

Head Start is a federally funded program that provides free comprehensive early childhood education services to families that meet the federal poverty income guidelines and selection criteria. 

Eligible participants are children who are or will be 3 or 4 years old by July 31, 2023.  Parents/ Legal Guardians are required to provide the child’s birth certificate and income verification (preferably 2022 income tax returns or 2022 W-2 forms), or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) printouts.  

MEO runs Head Start sites in Maui County located in Kahului, Wailuku, Kihei, Lahaina, Makawao and 1 site on Molokai.

Applications may be completed online at  For more information contact the MEO Head Start office at 249-2988.  Office hours are 7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, except on all federal and state holidays.