Frequently Asked Questions

Head Start is a federally-funded school readiness program for children ages birth to five years old.  The Head Start program supports children’s growth and development in a positive learning environment through the provision of quality early childhood education and case management services (family, health, dental, etc.) and support of family well-being.

The City of San Antonio Department of Human Services Head Start Program offers Early Head Start-Child Partnership (EHS-CCP) and Head Start Prekindergarten programs.

Click on the link to learn more about Head Start.

The age requirement for our Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) Program is 6 weeks – 35 months of age. The age requirement for our Head Start Prekindergarten Program is three years old on or before September 1.

Head Start is a federally funded program provided at no cost for qualifying families. We provide education, health and dental screenings, nutrition, family support, and training services for your family.

Our Early Head Start-Childcare Partnership (EHS-CCP) Program recruits families receiving Child Care Services (CCS). Often times, CCS requires a co-payment, and families are responsible for paying their own co-payment directly to each child care center.

The City of San Antonio Department of Human Services Head Start Program provides the Early Head Start-Childcare Partnership (EHS-CCP) and the Head Start Prekindergarten programs in the Edgewood and San Antonio Independent School Districts.

Click on the link to see if you live in the Edgewood ISD school district.

Click on the link to see if you live in the San Antonio ISD school district.

There are several programs in the San Antonio and Bexar County area that provide Early Head Start and Head Start services.  Click on the link to see if Early Head Start or Head Start services are available in your area.

Visit the How to Apply section of our website and complete an online application.

Our program accepts applications year-round.  It is important to submit your application early, beginning in February for the fall semester.

Your child must be at least one day old to complete an application for the Early Head Start-Childcare Partnership (EHS-CCP) Program.

Yes! Our program serves children with disabilities, including chronic health conditions and severe disabilities.

A child will not be denied enrollment into the Head Start program if they are not potty trained. Head Start staff will work with parents/guardians to teach toileting skills to children. Toileting skills will be based on individual needs, family customs, and beliefs. Our schools and centers have limited laundry facilities, so soiled clothing will be sent home.

Currently, our Early Head Start-Childcare Partnership (EHS-CCP) Program centers do not provide transportation services.

Transportation may be available upon request for Head Start children in the Edgewood and San Antonio Independent School Districts. Parents/guardians in need of transportation must meet the school district’s eligibility requirements.

After you complete your online application, you will be contacted by a member of our staff to finalize your application.  Once your application is finalized, your child’s name will be placed on a waitlist.  The waitlist varies by location.

To check the status of your Early Head Start-Childcare Partnership (EHS-CCP) Program application, please call 210.206.5500.

To check the status of your Head Start application with Edgewood ISD, please call    210.444.7825.

To check the status of your Head Start application with San Antonio ISD, please call 210.554.5378.

If your child is currently enrolled in one of our City of San Antonio Department of Human Services Early Head Start-Childcare Partnership (EHS-CCP) or Head Start programs you do not need to reapply.

If your child is not currently enrolled in one of the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services Early Head Start-Childcare Partnership (EHS-CCP) or Head Start programs, you must reapply each year.

Even if you have completed an application and your child never attended our program, you must reapply each year.

Yes! Families that receive CCS are given priority for our Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) Program.

You can apply for CCS at Workforce Solutions Alamo.

Please review job openings for each program on their respective websites.

Contact our EHS-CCP Child Care Providers directly to apply.

Apply to work with Edgewood ISD.

Apply to work with San Antonio ISD.

For administrative and case management positions apply with the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services.