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.

Please bring the following documents:

  • Proof of Income (Tax Return/1040 or W-2’s)
  • Child’s Birth Certificate (Must be age eligible on or before 9/1)
  • 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 or Ellen Luna at eluna@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 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

Information for the applying child

- 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.