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Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Roundup at ECLC

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DSC_02852016-2017, REGISTRATION ROUNDUP, HEAD START, PRE-K, AND KINDERGARTEN

 The 2016-2017 Head Start Pre-K, and Kindergarten Registration Roundup will be held Monday-Friday, April 11-15, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., in the ECLC Parent Center.  Call 903-439-6170, extension 6111 or 6112, or go to www.ssisd.net for more information about the application or registration process.

To be eligible for Head Start 3, the student must be three years old on or before Sept. 1, 2016.  There is an application process which determines eligibility.  Head Start 3 is federally-funded.

To be eligible for Head Start 4 or Pre-K, the student must be four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2016.  There is an application process for both grade levels which determines eligibility.  Head Start 4 is federally-funded; whereas, Pre-K is state-funded.

To be eligible for kindergarten, the student must be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2016.  The only qualifying eligibility for kindergarten is age.

HEAD START ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (FEDERALLY-FUNDED):

(Student must be age three or four on or before September 1, 2016.  Enrollment is limited.)

  1. A child, age three or four, who is from a family with an income below the federal poverty guidelines, set by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is eligible to apply for Head Start; or,
  1. A child, age three or four, from a homeless family is eligible to apply for Head Start; or,
  1. A child, age three or four, from a family receiving public assistance such as TANF or SNAP… or…who receives SSI is eligible to apply for Head Start; or,
  1. A foster child, age three or four, is eligible to apply for Head Start, regardless of the foster family’s income; or,
  1. A child, age three or four, with a diagnosed disability and an Individual Education Plan (IEP), regardless of the family’s income, is eligible to apply for Head Start.

PRE-K ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (STATE-FUNDED):

(Student must be age four on or before September 1, 2016.)

  1. A child, age 4, who is unable to speak and comprehend the English language; or,
  2. A child, age 4, who is educationally disadvantaged, i.e., eligible for the National School Lunch Program [NSLP]); or,
  3. A child, age 4, who is homeless, as defined by 42 U.S.C. Section 1143a, regardless of the residence of the child, of either parent of the child, or of the child’s guardian or other person having lawful control of the child; or,
  4. A child, age 4, who is the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority; or,
  5. A child, age 4, who is the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty; or,
  6. A child, age 4, who is or has been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code.
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Author: Staff Reporter

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