• How to Apply for the CD Program


  • 2023-2024 Application Information

    The Child Development application for the 2023-2024 school year is now available.


Child Development Application Instructions

  • Preparing for the CD Application

    1. Gather the required documents.

      • Child’s legal birth certificate
      • Child’s shot record
      • Child's Medicaid card or parents’ proof of income (2022 income tax return or  W-2 form)
      • Proof of residency (utility bill, rental or lease agreement). 
      • The child’s social security card is requested, but not required. 

    2. Identify the elementary or early childhood school in your attendance area using the HCS School Finder tool.
  • Completing an Online CD Application

    The online application process allows you to enter and submit all information electronically.  

    1. Create and/or log in to your Google Gmail account to access the online application. 
      • Learn how to create a Google account HERE. 

    2. Prepare digital copies of the required documents.  (Click here for steps to scan your documents using your mobile device)
      • Label each item you plan to upload with your child’s name.
      • Scan the documents or take a picture with your phone.
      • Save the digital copies to your computer or other device.
      • Learn how to upload your documents in this brief tutorial.

    3. Choose the school in your attendance are from the list below and click the application link (list will be available March 27, 2023).

    4. Complete the online CD application.
      • Type your responses directly into the online form.
      • Upload the required documents as directed in specific sections.
      • Submit the application.

    5. There are multiple rounds of selections.
      • Please monitor your email for a notification about your child’s application status by July 28, 2023. 

    6. Once your child is accepted, you will receive a Snapcode from your school, click here to complete the registration process.  Contact your school with questions about Snapcodes or registration.

  • Google Tutorials

    How do I?

    Create a Google account: 

    Upload documents to a Google folder: