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Head Start & Early Head Start

Head Start & Early Head Start

Head Start eligibility is granted based on availability if your family meets any of the following categories:

Head Start is a preschool and child development program for children 3-5 years of age. We strive to do our very best to support children’s kindergarten readiness.  We provide children with experiences and opportunities that guide their learning and expand their thinking creating life-long learners by instilling a love of learning in our children. RPMC provides Head Start services in Archer, Baylor, Cottle, Foard, Hardeman, Knox, Wilbarger, and Young Counties. 

Early Head Start is a family and child development program for children from birth to age 3 that provides family-centered services for low-income families. Your child will grow and learn alongside their peers in a small group setting with no more than 4 children assigned to one teacher in a classroom of at least two teachers. RPMC provides Early Head Start services in Archer, Cottle, Foard, Hardeman, Wilbarger, and Young Counties.

What Is The Cost?

There is NO COST for families participating in our programs; however, families must meet income requirements to participate.

Age Eligibility

Head Start Program serves children three to five years of age. 

Early Head Start Program serves children six weeks to 36 months. 

Who Is Eligible?
How Do I Apply?
For more information or program availability in your area, please contact 940-657-3521 ext 5.
Required documents

What information will I need to provide?

To complete your application, you will need to complete an intake interview with a staff member. Following the interview, the staff member will request the following information:

1

Check service availability in your area

2

Completed Application

3

Please have documentation of assistance needed available to provide to staff in person or by mail/email/fax. This documentation may include:

Proof of income:

  • 1040
  • W2
  • pay stubs
  • unemployment documents
  • a statement from the employer
  • TANF, SNAP, or SSI documents
4

Please have documentation of assistance needed available to provide to staff in person or by mail/email/fax. This documentation may include:

  • Birth certificate for child(ren) 
5

Please have documentation of assistance needed available to provide to staff in person or by mail/email/fax. This documentation may include:

  • Proof of immunizations for child(ren) – shot records
6

Please have documentation of assistance needed available to provide to staff in person or by mail/email/fax. This documentation may include:

  • Proof of Residency – Bill or Statement with the parent/guardian’s name and address, i.e. utility bill
7

Please have documentation of assistance needed available to provide to staff in person or by mail/email/fax. This documentation may include:

  • Proof of Guardianship, if applicable – Foster Care Letter or Child Protective Services documentation
8

Please have documentation of assistance needed available to provide to staff in person or by mail/email/fax. This documentation may include:

  • Proof of Insurance, if applicable – Medicaid or other insurance card

Mission Statement

Rolling Plains Management Corporation’s Head Start & Early Head Start program, in collaboration with community partners, will strive to enable, empower, and strengthen children and families and promote family engagement in children’s learning.”
Document – Parent Handbook
Parent Resource Handbook

Mental Health

A mental health professional assists staff and families by providing regular consultations and information on effective behavioral strategies to implement in the classroom and at home.

Education

Head Start understands that each child is an individual.  Our teachers and curriculum support each child’s individual abilities and learning styles. Head Start creates inviting classroom environments that support children’s learning. The materials and equipment in our classrooms are appropriate for young children and are designed to encourage exploration, creativity, problem-solving skills, and social engagement.  We believe that children’s play is children’s work!

Health

Staff works closely with parents to meet a child’s medical needs. The program promotes children’s oral health by teaching staff daily dental activities, ensuring children brush their teeth, and distributing information to the parents. Developmental screenings and referrals to treatment and wellness check-ups are provided. 

Document – Child Abuse and Neglect Resources

Family Engagement

With your child’s enrollment in Head Start/Early Head Start, YOU have many opportunities! Research shows that children do better in school when their parents/guardians are involved. Parents are encouraged to volunteer and participate in numerous activities.

Policy Council

Policy Council comprises Head Start (HS) parents, Early Head Start (EHS) parents, and community representatives. Parents of currently enrolled children are elected annually by the peers of their specific center. As a member of the Policy Council, you represent your Head Start center, the Early Head Start program, and/or the community. At meetings, you can make suggestions and offer ideas for the program. Contribute to the annual self-assessment, personnel policies and procedures, and long and short-term planning goals and objectives.

Volunteer

Volunteers enhance the quality of our program and provide priceless service to the community. Opportunities may include working closely with the teacher in the classroom and helping our young learners to build skills and confidence or assisting with parent activities and trainings! Please get in touch with the center in our area for more information on ways to actively engage with your child and our learning programs.
Document – Volunteer Application     Standards of Conduct        Volunteer Handbook – English        Volunteer Handbook – Spanish

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available services

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Who Is Eligible

Head Start services are available if your family meets the income or priority guidelines.

Persons in Household

100% of Federal Poverty Guidelines

1

$14,580

2

$19,720

3

$24,860

4

$30,000

5

$35,140

6

$40,280

7

$45,420

8

$50,560

Households with more than 8 persons

Add $5,140 for each additional person

Households that are above the income guideline limits may still be eligible if: