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TYPES OF PROGRAMS

The District’s acclaimed Early Childhood Education Program is comprised of the federally funded Head Start program and the state District funded Pre-K program, both programs are full-day and serve 3 and 4 year olds.


PROGRAM LOCATIONS

Head Start is offered at various elementary schools, including the four Early Childhood Education centers. Pre-K is offered at various elementary schools and academies. Tuition-based Pre-K programs exist for families that do not qualify for free Pre-K.

 

HEAD START QUALIFICATIONS

PRE-K QUALIFICATIONS

To qualify for Head Start at least ONE of the following requirements must be met.

  • The family meets Head Start income guidelines.
  • The child is homeless.
  • The child is or has been in foster care.

To qualify for free Pre-K at least ONE of the following requirements must be met. A child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1 to be eligible.

  • The child is eligible to take part in the national free or reduced-price school lunch program.
  • The child is unable to speak and comprehend the English language.
  • The child is homeless.
  • The child is a dependent of an active duty member of the U.S. armed forces.
  • The child is or has been in foster care.
  • The child is eligible for the Star of Texas Award.

Eligibility for Prekindergarten