Head Start / Pre-K
About Early Head Start
The Early Head Start program was established to serve low income pregnant women and children from birth to three years of age in recognition of the mounting evidence that the earliest years matter a great deal to a child's long term development. College Station EHS uses a home base model which places a home visitor in the home (the child's natural learning environment) for 90 minutes weekly. Home visits address the needs of the child and family in the areas of child development, education, health, nutrition, mental health and safety. Home visitors support families in identifying strengths and achieving personal goals. EHS also links families with community resources who can best meet their individual needs.
Early Head Start also provides weekly "socializations" or play groups to support child development through strengthening the relationship between parent and child. Activities for parent and child encourage free exploration, early literacy, fine and gross motor development.
CSISD Early Head Start is a federally funded program.
Susan Hays, Early Head Start Operations Manager
Phone: (979) 694-5852
A committee with parent representation evaluates applicants for qualification into the program.
There are 100 slots available in the Early Head Start Program.
The Early Head Start program provides family focused activities that promote language and child development, support parental roles and encourage self-sufficiency. Early Head Start serves low- income pregnant women and families with children 0-3 years of age in the College Station School District
To apply for Early Head Start, you may: