Who is Eligible for Early Head Start?

Who is Eligible for Early Head Start?

  1. The family's income must fall within the federal poverty income guidelines.
  2. For Early Head Start a child must be an infant or a toddler younger than three years old. 
  3. The child must live within the school district boundaries of Grand Prairie ISD. (with the exception of students meeting the requirements of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act).
  4. Pregnant women and teens that meet the above eligibility criteria may apply for Early Head Start services.

Before you can enroll your child/children in the Head Start program; you must meet the US Department of Health and Human Services Income guidelines. For example, for a family of 4, the total household income must be at or below $24,300.