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    WHAT IS HEAD START?

    Head Start is a federally funded program for preschool children from low income families, living in the school district boundaries of Allen, Crandall, Denison, Ennis, Farmersville, Forney, Frisco, Kemp, Mabank, McKinney, Midlothian, Palmer, Pottsboro, Rockwall, Royse City, Sherman, Waxahachie, Whitesboro, and Wylie. This comprehensive early childhood program provides services in education, health, social services, nutrition, mental health, and parent involvement. Primary eligibility is based on income and age of the child.

     

    WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR HEAD START?

    Children from birth to age five who are from families with incomes below the poverty guidelines or over-income with a disability are eligible for Head Start and Early Head Start services. Children from homeless families, and families receiving public assistance such as TANF or SSI are also eligible.

     

    WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF HEAD START?

    Head Start and Early Head Start are the country’s largest early childhood education programs. They provide nearly 1 million children each year with school readiness and socialization skills. Head Start emphasizes the individual needs of each child and celebrates the unique ethnic and cultural characteristics of all.

    Core attributes of the Head Start program include:

    • Developmentally appropriate early childhood education curriculum
      • Services for infants and toddlers through Early Head Start
      • Services for children with special needs
      • Family health and support services, fostering parent education and involvement.

    How can I receive further assistance or information?

    Contact your Head Start office for your district: (For Forney)

    Rhonelta Yarborough - Facilitator

    469-762-4177- Phone

    Rhonelta.Yarborough@region10.org 

    Click here for registration information for the 2019-2020 school year

    Click here for the Head Start Application

    Anyone applying for Forney Head Start must complete an online application at:

    Headstart.region10.org 

    Once completed someone will contact you to set up an enrollment interview.
    For questions or concerns please see flyer for contact information. 

     

    WHERE IS HEAD START LOCATED FOR FORNEY ISD?

    309 S. BOIS D’ ARC STREET
    FORNEY, TX 75126

     

    It is the policy of Region 10 Education Service Center not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Region 10 Education Service Center will take steps to ensure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs and services. 

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