Is your family eligible for Wild Plum Center services?
Eligibility requirements are age of child and family income. For preschool, children need to be 3 or 4 years old by October 1 of the year for which they are applying. Proof of income is required to determine that a family meets the federal poverty guidelines (http://www.familiesusa.org/resources/tools-for-advocates/guides/federal-poverty-guidelines.html.) Family members can submit last year’s tax returns, W-2s or two most current paystubs. Working people who are paid in cash will be asked to submit an Employer Verification Form. We will also need proof of any type of public assistance such as SSI, social security, unemployment, or TANF.
Foster families need to submit proof of foster status.
For Early Head Start (zero-3) the income requirements are the same as above. Families applying for Center-based services need to submit a Schedule Verification form that we ask employers to fill out to specify the hours of work.
Once an application has been submitted, we screen income information and will notify the family right away of their income eligibility. All families will be notified by June if they were either accepted or if they have been wait listed for Wild Plum Center programs.