Please complete the Pre-application for Head Start below. 

Once complete, you will receive an email with a link to submit supporting documentation online. PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL REGULARLY. 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.

Please bring the following documents:

  • Proof of Income (2019 Tax Return/1040 or W-2’s)
  • Child’s Birth Certificate (Must be age eligible on or before 9/1/2020)
  • Proof of Physical Address (We do not accept P.O. Box #s)
  • Proof of Guardianship (if applicable) 

The online application is intended for the entry of families who are new to the Head Start program, you can contact Amy Fennell at afennell@esc7.net if you have had a child in our Head Start program in the past, to complete the application. For questions or concerns, please contact Tracy Stewart, Program Compliance Coordinator at (903) 988-7644 or tstewart@esc7.net.



Please note that the following programs DO NOT accept 3-year-old applicants: 
  • Big Sandy
  • Carthage
  • Hallsville
  • Harleton
  • Hawkins
  • Jacksonville
  • Kilgore
  • Lindale
  • Malakoff
  • Ore City
  • Rusk
  • 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

Parent/Legal Guardian who is enrolling child.

Please provide a physical address (no P.O. Boxes will be accepted).

The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children and youths as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This definition also includes: Children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.
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The Secondary Adult/Legal Guardian that lives in the same household.

Are there other adults in the household?

Add Another Adult
- Your Address - Available Locations
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Do you want to apply now for another child in your family?

Add Another Applicant

Are there other children in the family?

Add a Sibling


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
  • 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 information is missing, see above.