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Head Start and PreK Enrollment

  • Children enrolling for Kindergarten must be five years old by September 1.


  • Children enrolling for Pre-Kindergarten must be four years old by September 1, and meet one or more of the following specific criteria to qualify:


  • Eligibility for free and reduced lunch program 
  • Eligibility for the English as a Second Language Program
  • Be designated as homeless
  • Be a foster child or have ever been under the care of CPS
  • Child of active duty military personnel, activated Guardsmen and Reservists, or a service member recovering from injuries sustained in service
  • Child of a parent this is eligible for the Texas Star Award

When registerting a student for Head Start, Pre-Kindergarten, or Kindergarten bring: 

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Child’s social security card
  • Child’s immunization record
  • Parent’s or Guardians’s driver license
  • Two proofs of residency within WISD
    • utility bill and rental or lease agreement with all occupants listed, copy of property tax statement if own property
  • Proof of income when enrolling for Pre-K or Head Start (including child support and SSI)
  • Legal documents such as divorce decree and/or CPS/foster care paperwork
  • SNAP or TANF eligibility group number and/or Medicaid Eligibility (if applicable) 


Additional Head Start documents: 

  • Prior year’s tax return or W-2
  • Child’s current medical and dental exam
  • Proof of health insurance, if applicable


Additional Information