OUR HEAD START program promotes school readiness by enhancing the cognitive, social and emotional development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. These services are responsive to each child and family’s ethnic, cultural and linguistic heritage. Head Start encourages the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teachers. The program builds relationships with families that support positive parent-child relationships, family well-being and connections to peers and community.
Family Service is a non-profit organization and the Head Start program serves a funded enrollment of 1,610 age and income eligible children and families as a Head Start Grantee in San Antonio, Texas. Services are provided in three school districts:
- Judson ISD
- North East ISD
- Northside ISD
Services are also provided at four satellite sites and one Charter School:
- George Gervin Academy Charter School
- Live Oak
- Lackland Head Start
- Pilgrim Head Start
Our commitment is to provide high quality comprehensive early childhood education and family support services to empower families and their children to reach their full potential while strengthening the community.
Services offered include:
- Developmentally appropriate early childhood education services utilizing an evidenced based curriculum in a school campus or center-based setting.
- Nutrition services.
- Assistance in obtaining health services (medical and dental).
- Mental wellness.
- Services for children with disabilities.
- Parent, family and community engagement opportunities.
Early Head Start Child Care Partnership
Early Head Start Child Care Partnership is a new opportunity to support the partnering of Early Head Start Programs with Child Care Providers to expand the number of quality slots for infants and toddlers in San Antonio. Through partnership, Early Head Start grantees partner with center-based and family child care providers who agree to meet early Head Start Program Performance Standards and Regulations and provide high-quality comprehensive, full-day, full year services to infants and toddlers from low-income families.
The program provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services that enhances the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of participating children. In addition, services provide young children ages birth to 36 months, with an array of comprehensive services including health, nutritional, behavioral, and family services. Family Service Early Head Start Child Care Partnership is building relationships and has partnered with Northside Independent School District and YMCA-Haven for Hope and will serve 140 infants and toddlers who qualify for services.
|Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Locations|
|Boone||6614 Spring Time Dr.||San Antonio||78249||210-397-1494|
|Growing Tree||5671 Grissom Rd.||San Antonio||78238||210-397-8959|
|Haven for Hope||600 Leal||San Antonio||78207||210-596-0087|
|Lackland Village||1739 SW Loop 410 #301||San Antonio||78227||210-673-3762|
If you are interested in applying for Head Start or Early Start Child Care Partnership programs, click HERE to being the application process.