Home Texas Head Start Programs

Federally-funded head start programs help prepare young children from low-income families, ages birth to five years old, and their parents for the social and educational challenges that young children face as they develop. Each head start program focuses on providing comprehensive services designed to enhance a child's emotional, social, cultural, language, reading, mathematics, science, health and nutrition education.

This head start center locator page contains links to listings of programs offered in the 211 counties in the state of Texas. Each listings page contains the name, address and contact information for a specific county's available centers. From that page, use additional links to explore individual center facts, application instructions and directions.

Our head start center locator features the number of head start centers per county in parentheses ( ) to the right of the county names. To see a current list of your county's head start centers, click your county's name.

Texas Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties

Bee ( 2)
Bell ( 26)
Bexar ( 120)
Camp ( 1)
Cass ( 5)
Clay ( 2)
Coke ( 1)
Frio ( 4)
Gray ( 3)
Gregg ( 10)
Hale ( 2)
Hall ( 1)
Hays ( 9)
Hill ( 2)
Hood ( 2)
Hunt ( 3)
Kerr ( 1)
Knox ( 2)
Lamb ( 4)
Lee ( 2)
Leon ( 1)
Polk ( 1)
Rusk ( 4)
Smith ( 17)
Starr ( 21)
Ward ( 1)
Webb ( 23)
Wise ( 5)
Wood ( 3)

Recently Updated Center in Texas Head Start Program Database:

Webb County Commissioners Head Start
Laredo TX 78044-2397
The Webb County Head Start program is a comprehensive child development and early education program for low-income children, ages three to five years old, and their families. The program helps children become better prepared to succeed in school and in life by addressing the needs of the whole child. In addition to providing a research-based academic curricula, Head Start also provides an array of comprehensive services, including health and mental health screenings and services, nutrition, dental and vision services, and extensive parental involvement and early childhood development. The entire range of Head Start services is responsive and appropriate to each child's and family's developmental, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage and experience.
West Orange-Cove Consolidated I.S.D.
Orange TX 77630-3420
West Orange - Cove CISD provides instruction in all subjects required by the State of Texas with special emphasis on the teaching of reading, writing, and mathematics. Special programs available include Special Education, Head Start, Career and Technology Education, Fine Arts, Gifted and Talented, Remedial, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment courses.
West Texas Opportunities
Lamesa TX 79331
The Head Start program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families. It is a comprehensive child development program which serves children from three to five years old. The overall goal is to increase the social competence of young children. Social competence takes into account the interrelation of social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.
William Smith Sr., Tri-County CDC Inc.
Richmond TX 77469
Head Start is Parent Involvement. The program is designed to provide a planned method of experiences and activities, which support and enhance the parental role as the principal influence in their child’s education and development. Parent Involvement provides many opportunities for active parent participation, such as learning new skills, building on skills you have, attending workshops, meeting new people and furthering your education.
Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive child and family development programs that prepare children from birth to five years of age to become successful school students and members of society. Head Start was started in the mid-1960’s and has grown into a multi-faceted partnership involving the federal government and local education, social service and health organizations. Children and families participate in the program on the basis of eligibility criteria.
Central Texas 4C, Inc.
Temple TX 76501
Head Start is a comprehensive child development program for low-income families designed to meet the needs of children age 3 to 5. Components emphasized are education, health (medical, dental, nutrition, and mental health), and social services. Parent involvement is an essential part of the program. Head Start represents an organized method of assisting families to assess their needs. Special needs children receive a full range of Head Start developmental services.
Hitchcock Independent School District
Hitchcock TX 77563-1603
The mission of Hitchcock I.S.D. "Kids First" Head Start is to provide low-income, disadvantaged preschool children and their families with tools that will empower to develop fulfilling, productive and satisfying lives.
Kaufman ISD Head Start
Kaufman TX 75142-2624
Head Start is a Federal program for preschool children from low-income families. Currently, the family’s income must be at the poverty level or below to qualify. For the 2009-2010 school year, we were funded for 50 children through our original continuation grant and an additional 35 children through our expansion grant, for a total of 85. There are minimum standards that we must meet for: Education, Mental Health, Physical and Dental health, children with Disabilities, Parent services, Community partnerships, Shared Governance and Transition.
Kerrville Independent School District Head Start
Kerrville TX 78028-3603
Head Start is a Federal Program that serves four-year-old children and Pre-K is a state program that serves three and four-year-old children. Both programs serve low income children who turn 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1st of the enrolling school year. Income levels for qualification do differ for each program and the family must reside in the Kerrville ISD school boundaries. Applications for the current school year are taken on an ongoing basis and waiting lists may be maintained.
Paris TX 75460-2626
Head Start is a federally funded program designed to provide educational opportunities for 3 and 4 year old children.Lamar County Head Start is a grantee agency of the Paris Independent School District.Mission: We provide a positive, healthy learning experience for three and four year old children and their families.Vision: Every child can and will learn and every family can and will succeedMind-Set: Our community is stronger because we provide quality, meaningful pre-school educational opportunitiesGoal: We will assist our children and their families in becoming socially and ecomocially self-reliant members of Lamar County.