How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Head Start. Our program offers free educational and family services to eligible children six weeks to five years old and their families in schools throughout the San Antonio and Edgewood Independent school districts.

Eligibility Requirements

Age Eligibility

Head Start Program serves children six weeks to five years of age

Income Eligibility

Head Start services are available if your family meets the Federal Poverty Guidelines and is a resident of Bexar County. To see the HHS webpage for the guidelines – CLICK HERE

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
  • Children with a disability, including a severe disability Income eligibility requirements for Head Start may be waived, if your child has a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP), or a current Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP).

Required Documentation

SA Head Start - How to Apply: Family Income

Proof of all family income

1040, W2, Pay Stubs, Unemployment Document, Statement from Employer, TANF or SSI Documents
SA Head Start - How to Apply: Age

Proof of Age

SA Head Start - How to Apply: Guardianship

Proof of Guardianship

(If applicable: Foster care letter or Child Protective Services documents)
SA Head Start - How to Apply: Proof of Residence

Proof of Residence

Bill or statement with your name and address, example: CPS or SAWS
SA Head Start - How to Apply: Divorce Decree / Custody Documents

Divorce decree / custody documents

(if applicable)
SA Head Start - How to Apply: Proof of Child Support

Proof of child support

(if applicable)

Online Application

SAHS How To Apply – SAISD

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SAHS How To Apply – EISD

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SAHS How To Apply – EHS

Early Head Start-CCP

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