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Head Start

Head Start is a full day program for students ages 3 and 4.  The Head Start school day begins at 7:15 and ends at 2:22. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children’s growth in many areas such as language, literacy, and social and emotional development. Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teacher. These programs help build relationships with families that support family well-being and many other important areas.

The McKinney ISD Head Start office is located at Lawson Early Childhood School.  Head Start office hours are from 8 AM – 4 PM, Monday through Friday. During school closures due to COVID-19, all offices are closed on campus.


Head Start Office Contact Information:

469-302-2414       Maria Garcia      

469-302-2413       Pauline Fresnillo



Head Start Enrollment Qualifications:

Students may qualify if:

  • Income falls within guidelines
  • Child has been identified with a disability
  • Family is homeless
  • Child is in foster care

For more information about qualifying, please call the Head Start office at 469-302-2414. For more information about Texas Head Start Programs or to see if you might qualify, follow this link.


How to Apply for Head Start

Apply online here.