Apply / Aplica

  • HCDE Head Start is a federally funded program that serves infants to 5 years in northeast Harris County.  Also, additional students are served through the Early Child Care Partnership program.  Our campuses can be located on this full map with phone numbers.  You may complete a pre-application by using the link below or by contacting the campus of your choice.

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    Once you have completed the pre-application, you will be contacted by Head Start. A Head Start staff member will assist you in completing the full application. Please have the following documents available to finalize your application:

    • Proof of your child's age: State birth certificate, state birth facts or passport
    • Proof of your address: Lease or mortgage document, utility or phone bill, driver's license or state ID, benefits letter or paycheck stub,
    • Proof of your income: Tax document (W2, 1040, 1099), 12 months of paycheck stubs, child support payment record, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) awards letter or Supplemental  Security Income (SSI) award letter
    • Proof of your identification: Driver's license, state ID or passport
    • Proof of your child's immunizations: Child's most up-to-date shot record
    • Additional items: Child's health insurance card, child's last dental exam and child's last physical exam

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