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Frequently Asked Questions

How does my child qualify for Head Start?

1.) Your child must be four years old before September 30th

2.) You must live in a school attendance area served by Head Start (see list of elementary schools)

3.) Your family must be below the federal income guidelines

How old does my child have to be to participate in Head Start?

Children must turn three years old before September 1 of the year they enter Head Start.

How do I register my child?

 Click Here to download the registration form in English and Spanish.


What are the federal income guidelines?

Each year the federal government issues the income guidelins for poverty. For example, a family of four would have to have an annual income of less than $22,350 in order to qualify for Head Start.


What are Home Visits?

Home Visits and Parent/Teacher Conferences are valuable in building respectful relationships with parents and in developing a broad understanding of every child in the program. The visits and conferences enhance adult's knowledge and understanding of the developmental progress of their child. A minimum of two home visits and two Parent/Teacher Conferences will be conducted in the family's home language or using the services of an interpreter.

How can I become a volunteer?

Volunteers are always welcomed here at Wheatley. There are many ways that you can be involved in activities around our school. Please see the Parental Involvement Coordinator or your student's teacher for more information


Wheatley Campus

Main Number

(409) 984-8750


Nurse's Office Direct

(409) 984-8762