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Enrollment Requirements

Your child’s eligibility is based on income, age, or other special circumstances. Other criteria are used to determine which families are in most need of the program. We use information from our Community Assessment to develop the criteria. Each applicant’s eligibility is determined by the points accumulated based on selection criteria. Children are accepted and enrolled based on the highest number of accumulated points and the number of slots at each center.

Each family applying will need to provide the following documents in order of priority:

  • 1040, or 1040A income tax form which documents all the family members in the household; or current W2s for each working parent in the family.
  • Annual benefit statements such as SNAP, TANF, SSI, Social Security, Child Support, Foster Care Payment, and Unemployment compensation when an applicant has been unemployed for the past twelve months. Also, grants/scholarships will need to be provided.
  • Copy of child’s birth certificate or other approved documents showing child’s legal name, date of birth, and legal guardian.

Need Assistance to Apply?

512-303-7737 or 1-800-433-7570

Or Visit Us at:
2402 Main St Bastrop, TX 78602
8am - 4pm
Monday - Friday (holidays excluded)

You can also call or visit your local center during operating hours.

Application Links

Applications for our Early Head Start and Head Start programs are electronic. If you receive a message that you have already submitted an application, please download the application update form. You can submit a completed form at any of our locations, at our administrative offices, or by fax to (512) 303-6604.

Online Applications


Application Update Form