College Station Independent School District

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Age Eligibility

  • Early Head Start: an infant or toddler younger than three years old, or a pregnant mother
  • Head Start: child must be 3 or 4 years of age by September 1 of the upcoming school year
  • Pre-K: child must be 4 years of age by September 1 of the upcoming school year

Income Eligibility

  • Head Start services are available if your family meets the Poverty Guidelines. Visit HHS webpage for guidelines – CLICK HERE
  • Pre-K services are available if your family meets the Income Guidelines. Visit the National School Lunch Program webpage for guidelines  

Priority Eligibility

Head Start eligibility is granted, if your family meets any of the following categories:
  • The child to be enrolled is in foster care
  • The family is receiving benefits or services through the TANF Program
  • A family member living with and supported by you is receiving Supplemental Security Income benefits (SSI)
  • The family is homeless
Pre-K eligibility is granted, if your family meets any of the following categories:
  • The family is homeless
  • Unable to speak or comprehend the English language
  • Is eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program
  • The child is, or has been, in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services
  • The child of an individual eligible for the Star of Texas Award
  • The child of an active duty, injured, or killed member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or the reserves

Residency Eligibility

  • Your family must live within the College Station Independent School District boundaries. You can check your address by clicking HERE.


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Proof of Age
Birth Certificate, Social Security 
Card, and Passport

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Proof of Residence
College Station Electric Bill, 
Lease Agreement, or HUD Paperwork
with your name and address

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Proof of Income
Tax Return, W2, 2 Most recent pay stubs, 
TANF, SSI, Grants, Scholarships, Child Support, 
Unemployment, Worker’s Compensation

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Proof of Guardianship
(If applicable) Foster Care Letter or 
Child Protective Services Documentation, 
Divorce Decree, or any Documentation 
from the Court System

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Proof of Disability
(If applicable) Individualized Educational 
Plan (IEP) or Individualized Family 
Service Plan (IFSP), or a doctor’s note 
with a medical diagnosis.
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Proof of Medical Status
Child’s Immunization Record and 
Medicaid/CHIP/Insurance Card



To apply for the Early Head Start, Head Start or Pre-K Program, please complete our online application, available in English or Spanish. After submitting the online application for your child, please bring the required documentation to the Early Education Office located at 1812 Welsh Ave. Computer access is available at the Early Education Office, if needed.

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