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 Crandall, Denison, Ennis, Farmersville, Italy, Kemp, Mabank, Maypearl, McKinney, Midlothian, Pottsboro, Rockwall, Royse City, Sherman, Whitesboro. 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?
Maypearl ISD offers Head Start at:
Maypearl Primary School
400 Panther Lane, Maypearl, TX 76064
Phone Number: 972-435-1099
Anyone applying for Maypearl Head Start must complete an online application at:
Once completed someone will contact you to set up an enrollment interview.
For questions or concerns please contact Rhonelta Yarborough Rhonelta.Yarborough@region10.org
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.