• Instructions for the Pre-Application
     

    Please review the description of each program and pick the one that fits you the best. You can only use one link to apply, but you will be able to add all children that you need to. 

    If you need help, please see the HCDE Center Locations document to contact the center nearest to you for assistance.

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    HEAD START

    Is for students who are 3-5 years of age

    If the oldest child you are applying for will be 3 or 4 years old on September 1, 2021, click the link below to start the application process.

    Head Start Pre-Application: English

    *Note: If the 3 or 4-year-old has siblings that you want to apply for, you will include them when you complete the application using this link. Do not complete a separate pre-application.

     

    EARLY HEAD START

    Is for students who are 6 months – 35 months of age and is only available for the following zip codes: 77520, 77521, 77571, 77044, 77396, 77532

    If the child you are applying for will be younger than 35 months on September 1, 2021 click the link below to start the application process.

    Early Head Pre-application: English

    *Note: If the child you are applying for has a sibling who will be 3 or 4 years old on September 1, 2021, use the Head Start pre-application link above and add the younger siblings there.

     

    EARLY HEAD START CHILD CARE PARTNERSHIPS

    Is for students who are newborn – 35 months of age and is only available in the following locations: Baytown, Channelview, Crosby, and Pasadena

    If the child you are applying for will be younger than 35 months on September 1, 2021 click on the link below to start the application process.

    Child Care Partnership Pre-application: English

    *Note: If the child you are applying for has a sibling who will be 3 or 4 years old on September 1, 2021, use the Head Start pre-application link above and add the younger siblings there.