Parents of Early Childhood students can register for the 2022-23 school year May 10-11 at the Abilene Convention Center.

Eligible families may register for the upcoming school year from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Programs that make up Early Childhood are Early Head Start (birth to 3), Head Start (3-year-olds on/before Sept. 1, 2022); Head Start (4-year-olds on/before Sept. 1, 2022) and Pre-Kindergarten (4-year-olds on/before September 1, 2019). Parents must attend registration in person to determine qualifications.

Eligibility for the Early Childhood Program is determined by the following:

  • Family meets federal income guidelines, or one from the list below
    • Child receives SNAP
    • Child has an IDEA diagnosed disability
    • Child is a military dependent (4-year-old Pre-K only)
    • Child qualifies as a homeless student
    • Child is in or has been in Child Protective Services conservatorship
    • Child is a limited English speaker for Pre-K (4-year-old Pre-K only)
    • Child is a military dependent (4-year-old only)

Only legal guardians can register a child. If the person registering is not listed on the child’s birth certificate, he or she must have paperwork stating legal guardianship. Parents must bring the following items to register, but their children are not required to accompany them at the time of registration:

  • Child’s birth certificate, immunization record and social security card
  • Proof of current SNAP benefits
  • Proof of residency (utility bill, rent receipt, lease agreement)
  • Driver’s license, military ID or photo ID of the parent registering
  • Proof of income for all adults in the household for the past 12 months, including child support, SSI benefits and grant award letters (check stubs and filed 2021 tax return/all W-2 and 1099), child support documents
  • Proof of TANF or SSI if applicable

Another registration will be held at Long Early Learning Center on July 27-28 from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.  For more information, contact Tammy Jones at 671-4594, ext. 5725 or