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Apply for Pre-K, Head Start and Early Head Start

Sherman ISD is still accepting applications for early childhood programs for the 2024-25 school year.

Three options are available depending on the child’s age and needs: Pre-Kindergarten, Head Start and Early Head Start. 

All of the programs are designed to give children a great start in school and life. They are available for free to those residing in Sherman ISD who meet age and eligibility requirements. Eligibility requirements vary by program.  

Pre-Kindergarten and Head Start are offered at Fred Douglass and Perrin early childhood centers, with transportation provided if the student lives more than two miles from the assigned campus. 

Pre-K serves four-year olds, while Head Start serves both three- and four-year olds. Students in both programs receive high-quality instruction focused on language and literacy, social and emotional development, cognition and perceptual, motor and physical development. Head Start students also receive additional services provided by Region 10 such as family goal-setting, developmental screenings, medical, dental, and mental health support for children, and parent leadership and learning opportunities. 

The Early Head Start program is a comprehensive, federal educational program for pregnant women, teen parents, and families with infants and toddlers, aged newborn to 34 months. It is offered by Region 10 at Jefferson Learning Center with transportation provided by the parent, or families can consider a more flexible program through Home-Based Early Childhood Education. The program also includes additional support services provided by Region 10. 

To apply, families must first complete the online registration form. Families will also need to provide proof of eligibility to complete the application process.

Families are welcome to apply online anytime. Staff at the district's two early childhood centers, Fred Douglass and Perrin, will be back at school after July 10, 2024, to continue processing applications for the 2024-25 school year. Proof of eligibility can be returned to the campuses after July 10.

Please contact the appropriate campus below based on your address of residence after July 10 for assistance:

Fred Douglass Early Childhood Center
505 E. College St.
Sherman, TX 75090

Perrin Early Childhood Center
81 Vandenburg Dr
Denison, TX 75020

More information about each program and eligibility requirements can be found at


Colorful Flyer Containing Information about the Pre-Kindergarten Program

Colorful Information Graphic About the Head Start ProgramColorful Information Graphic About the Early Head Start Program