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Fannin County Head Start



A Comprehensive Child Development Program

Head Start programs promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. Head Start engages parents in their children's learning and helps parents in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals.

Every day, we assist families in gaining resources.

“Ensuring that our youngest children have a solid foundation for life.”

Is My Family Eligible for Services?

Follow the steps below to find out if you might be eligible for Head Start!

Let’s get started:

  1. Is the applicant 3 or 4 by September 1 of the school year they are applying)?

If YES, then the applicant is AGE ELIGIBLE for Head Start.

  1. Does the applicant receive foster care services, TANF, SSI or face housing hardship? OR
  2. Does the family’s total gross income equal to or less than 100% of the FPL?

If YES, then the applicant is considered INCOME ELIGIBLE.

Please be assured that all communication with Head Start is confidential. We will ask for proofs such as your child’s date of birth, your family’s gross annual income, or proof of benefits. Do not hesitate to apply, whether or not you have gathered all necessary documents. Our staff will work with you to complete your Eligibility Application.

Categorical Eligibility


If any of the Following Circumstances Apply, you may be Categorically Eligible for Head Start Programs:

  • If your family is currently receiving TANF benefits
  • If you family is currently receiving Supplemental Security Income
  • If you have a foster child placed with you through the State of Texas
  • If your family is currently homeless

How to Apply

Head Start has open enrollment throughout the school year. 

Enrollment hours
9:00 – 2:00
Monday – Friday

To start the intake process on your child 
you will need to come in with the following information 

Birth Certificate 
(a hospital copy will work)

Social Security Card

Shot Record 
(If you don't have a copy our Health Coord. can request records from your doctor)

Proof of Income 
2019 Tax Return or 
12 months of income

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Contact Information

Bailey Inglish Early Childhood Center
201 E 10th Street
Bonham, Texas 75418