ELIGIBILITY INCOME Participating families must be at or below the Federal Family Income Guidelines as published annually in the Federal Register. These are based on the official poverty line derived from national census data. (10% of participants may have incomes in excess of these guidelines and are selected in accordance with criteria established by the local Program Policy Council.) RESIDENCE Participating families must live in Lawrence, Methuen, Andover or North Andover. AGE Pre-school children must turn 3 or 4 years old prior to entering the program. Infants and Toddlers must be between the ages of birth through age 3. Pregnant women may be in any trimester. Priorities for enrollment into Early Head Start will be established by the local Program Policy Council SPECIAL CONSIDERATION 10% of enrollment slots in both Head Start and Early Head Start are reserved for children with diagnosed disabilities/special needs.