• SSAISD Head Start Eligibility and Application Information 


    SSAISD Head Start and Pre-K is currently enrolling
    for the 2017-2018 school year!  


    Thank you for your interest in the South San Antonio Head Start. Our program offers free educational and family services to eligible 3 & 4-year-olds and their families in South San Antonio Independent School Districts schools. To qualify for our services your child must be age eligible AND your family must either be income or categorically eligible.


    Age Eligibility: 

    1. SSAISD Head Start Program serves children 3 or 4 years of age

    2. Income Eligibility
      Head Start services are available if your family meets the Federal Poverty Guidelines and is a resident of Bexar County.  
      To see the HHS webpage for the guidelines - Click Here to Access Website

     3. Categorical Eligibility

          Head Start eligibility is granted, if your family meets any of the following categories

    • The child to be enrolled is in foster care
    • The family is receiving benefits or services through the TANF Program
    • A family member living with and supported by you are receiving Supplemental Security Income benefits (SSI)
    • The family is homeless

    A Point Priority assistance is given to children from low-income families and children with  a disability, including a severe
    disability. Income eligibility requirements for Head Start  may be waived, if your child has a current Individualized Education
    Plan (IEP).

    The recruitment period for the Head Start program year begins in March each year. Priority placement is given to low-income children and children with disabilities, including severe disabilities. Recruitment events and times vary by Head Start Provider. Families who wish to submit an application will be asked to bring specific documentation to determine eligibility.

     The following documents are needed to apply for Head Start services:

    • Birth certificate (Official)
    • Social security card
    • Photo ID (parent or guardian registering a child.)
    • Immunization record (up to date shot record)
    • Proof of medical insurance (Medicaid, CHIP, Private Insurance.)
    • Proof of Residency (light, water, phone (landline), lease under parent/guardian’s name.)
    • Handwritten letter (only applicable if the residence is not in parent's name. Letter must come from the person you are living     with or landlord.)
    • Disability documentation (IEP from the school district.)
    • Income (previous 12 months of income to include, 1040 (a) Income Tax Form, 1099- Misc, W2's from all employers,     Child Support Activity Report for the year, Unemployment, and any other sources of income.)
    • Physical from physician
    • Dental exam
    • Federal Assistance (TANF, Supplemental Security Income, Foster, and Kinship)


     For additional information, please call our Head Start ERSEA Coordinator, Mrs. Trevino
    at  210-977-7051.