Head Start registration open April 18 thru 21
Denton ISD’s annual Head Start Roundup, for the 2017-2018 school year, will take place April 18-21 at the Ann Windle School for Young Children, located at 901 Audra Ln. in Denton.
Head Start is a federally funded educational initiative that provides low-income children an academic, social and school-readiness foundation. The district’s Head Start Roundup event helps families determine if their children meet the qualifications for the program and also serves to recruit and enroll students.
Children are eligible for the program if they are 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 1 and their families are at or below the poverty level. Additionally, children who are homeless, in foster care or receive TANF or SSI assistance are also eligible.
To apply for consideration into Head Start, all families must bring proof of income (such as a 2016 tax return, financial aid documentation and four recent pay stubs), proof of residency (such as utility bills or lease agreements), proof of medical insurance (if the child is insured) and a driver’s license or identification card for the parent or legal guardian. Birth certificates, up-to-date immunization records and social security cards are also required for the children who are applying for the program.
Selection into Head Start is determined by a computer-generated list based on needs. Enrollment into the program is only granted once all district and Head Start criteria have been met.
Applications for Head Start will only be accepted with all required documentation and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the following scheduled date corresponding with the last name of the child applying for application:
• Tuesday, April 18 at Ann Windle: A-F
• Wednesday, April 19 at Ann Windle: G-L
• Thursday, April 20 at Ann Windle: M-P
• Friday, April 21 at Ann Windle: Q-Z
An open session will also be held for all children from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Windle. Families who miss any of the scheduled Head Start Roundup dates are encouraged to come to Windle and apply to be on the program’s priority wait list.
For more information on Head Start or the application process, please contact Lisa Sutton, Windle’s social service specialist, at (940) 369-3900.