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Thank you for your interest in Head Start and Early Head Start.  The Region 7 Head Start programs offer educational opportunities and services to families with children aged 0-5 years in 37 school districts in the East Texas area.  To participate in one of these Head Start programs, a student must have completed the district enrollment process, as well as the Head Start application process. 

You may enter an online pre-application (located at the bottom of this page) and once submitted, it will be reviewed by Head Start staff. 

Once complete, you will receive an email with a link to submit supporting documentation online. These documents must be submitted for the application process to be completed. If the requested documents are not received, an in-person interview will be scheduled for August 2020.

 

Since this online application is intended for the entry of brand new families only, you can contact pkennon@esc7.net if you have ever had a child in our Head Start or Early Head Start program so that the online application can be taken by email. For questions or concerns, please contact Tracy Stewart, Program Compliance Coordinator at (903) 988-7644 or tstewart@esc7.net.

Click the link below to locate a Head Start program near you and review the section below for information on documentation that will be required at the interview

Locate a Head Start program near you
Please note that the following programs DO NOT accept 3-year-old applicants: 
  • Big Sandy
  • Brownsboro
  • Carthage
  • Hallsville
  • Harleton
  • Hawkins
  • Jacksonville
  • Kilgore
  • Lindale
  • Malakoff
  • Ore City
  • Rusk
  • Tatum
  • Waskom
  • Westwood
  • Whitehouse
The following sites have multiple campuses that offer Head Start and you will be assigned based on your address:
  • Chapel Hill
  • Jacksonville
  • Whitehouse
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

PROOF OF ALL FAMILY INCOME
TAX RETURN FROM PREVIOUS YEAR OR W-2

PROOF OF AGE
CHILD'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE

PROOF OF RESIDENCE
UTILITY BILL WITH THE PARENT/GUARDIAN NAME AND PHYSICAL ADDRESS
(NO CELLPHONE STATEMENTS)

PROOF OF GUARDIANSHIP
(IF APPLICABLE)
FOSTER CARE PLACEMENT FORM, GUARDIANSHIP COURT ORDER, OR POWER OF ATTORNEY

PROOF OF SPECIAL NEEDS
(IF APPLICABLE)
PREVIOUS IEP OR IFSP, ECI PAPERWORK, OR PHYSICIAN DOCUMENTATION OF QUALIFYING DIAGNOSIS

PROOF OF CHILD SUPPORT
(IF APPLICABLE)


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