Title I Part A, under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), provides financial assistance to local educational agencies to meet the needs of educationally disadvantaged children at preschool, elementary, and secondary school levels.

Preschool Eligibility

Children below the grade which the LEA provides free public elementary education are eligible. The following children are automatically eligible to participate in a Title I preschool program: children who participated in Head Start or a Title I preschool program at any time in the prior two years; children who received services under Part C of Title I (migrant education) in the prior two years; homeless preschool-age children; and children who are in a local institution for neglected or delinquent children and youth or attending a community-day program for these children.