Apply Now - Pre-qualify Now For Head Start Services

Thank you for your interest in the Hidalgo County Head Start program. We provide free early childhood development and preschool services to children from ages 3 to 5. Hidalgo County Head Start offers full-day preschool services Monday to Friday from 7:45 AM to 5:15 PM.

The Hidalgo County Head Start Program first serves the families whose income falls at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Head Start Performance Standards also allows us to serve up to an additional 35% of children from families whose incomes are below 130% of the poverty line, and up to 10% of children whose families income are above the poverty lines, after all income-eligible applicants are enrolled. Children in foster care or kinship care; homeless families (as determined by McKinney-Vento guidelines); and families receiving Supplemental Security Income or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families are eligible, regardless of income. At least 10 percent of Head Start's enrollment is dedicated to children with disabilities or other special needs. 

Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to complete and submit the online pre-application form.