Head Start

  • Head Start Child Enrollment Qualifications are:

    • Child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 
    • Family must meet federal income guidelines

    Head Start Also Accepts:

    • Children with an identified disability
    • English language learners
    • Children who are homeless families
    • Foster children


    Head Start Requires Proof of Income:

    • Pages 1 & 2 of the 1040 Tax Form, W-2(s)
    • 4 most recent pay stubs
    • Self-employment records indicating previous 12 month’s income: TANF, SSI, Social Security Income, child support, (any other public assistance)


    What will I need to provide?

    • Child’s official birth certificate
    • Social Security Card (if applicable)
    • Child’s up-to-date shot record
    • Medicaid, CHIPS or insurance card (if applicable)
    • Current proof of residence within the Rockwall ISD attendance boundaries. (within previous month)
    • Photo ID must match current proof


    Additional Benefits to Head Start:  

    • Free school supplies provided
    • Bus transportation
    • Free field trips
    • Wrap around services
    • Free breakfast, lunch and snacks provided
    • Family involvement


    How do I register for Head Start:

    • For an application and additional information please contact the Head Start Office at 972-772-1143.
    • Applications are processed year round.


    Rockwall ISD Parent Center
    801 E. Washington

Head Start/Early Head Start

Sonya Carpenter

 Sonya Carpenter



Degrees and Certifications:

Sonya Carpenter

Federal Programs and Early Childhood Coordinator