Head Start

Head Start/Early Head Start program

  • The Sherman ISD Head Start and Early Head Start programs offer quality early childhood education at no cost to families who meet the income eligibility guidelines.

    To qualify for Head Start, children must be 3-4 years old by September 1, 2019. Fred Douglass ECC also has Early Head Start for children ages 0-3 years of age. Applications will also be accepted for the Pregnant Moms Program, which ensures moms have access to prenatal health care and receive adequate training on child development, breastfeeding, lactation, nutrition, SIDS, shaken baby, and more. 

    The online application window for the Sherman ISD Head Start/Early Head Start program is now open. To begin the online application process to qualify for this program, please follow the steps below:

    1. Click here to enroll your child into Sherman ISD
    2. Click here to begin the head start program application
      • Items needed to complete the Head Start Application:
        • Proof of Income: 2018 Tax Form 1040
        • W-2
        • 4 paycheck stubs for each job and for each person employed we will not accept check stubs for the month of April 2019
        • SSI
        • Pell Grants
        • Child Support & if you received TANF


    • Please note that once you start the Head Start application you must complete it. If you fail to complete the application in full, the system will not save your information. Once your completed application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email.