Early Head Start

About Early Head Start
The Early Head Start program is a federally funded program, which was established to serve low income pregnant women and children from birth to three years of age. Mounting evidence shows that the earliest years matter a great deal to a child's long-term development. College Station Early Head Start uses a home based* model which places a home visitor in the home (the child's natural learning environment) for 90 minutes weekly to provide family focused activities that promote language and child development, support parental roles and encourage self-sufficiency. Home visits also 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. Early Head Start also links families with community resources who can best meet their individual needs.
* 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
Early Head Start also provides weekly "socializations" or playgroups 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, along with important strategies for making friends.
CSISD Early Head Start is a federally funded program.
Kim Hodge, Early Head Start Operations Manager
Phone: (979) 694-5852

Eligibility Requirements
  • Residence in College Station
  • Enrolled prior to third birthday
  • Meet income guidelines set forth by the Federal Government
In accordance with Head Start standards and Policy Council recommendations, priority consideration is given to:
  • Homeless Families
  • Children placed by Child Protective Services
  • Children who have a diagnosed disability
  • Children in a distressed situation (abuse, neglect, incarcerated parent)
  • Teen parents
A committee with parent representation approves eligibility criteria for the program.
There are 100 slots available in the Early Head Start Program.

Enrollment Procedures

To apply for Early Head Start, you may:
  • Visit our office at 1200 George Bush Drive
  • Contact Christy Tucker at ctucker@csisd.org to request an application by mail
  • Call (979) 694-5852 for more information
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