HEAD START

HCDE Head Start helps children succeed in school

HCDE’s Head Start and Early Head Start serve more than 1,200 children each day.  Far too many children enter school unprepared and ultimately fall behind. HCDE Head Start is an educational program providing children and their families the skills they need to be ready for the demands of school. HCDE Head Start works with income-eligible children and children with special needs residing in east and northeast Harris County and helps these students achieve.

Services we provide

Over 1,230 students are enrolled in HCDE’s Head Start program. Each student receives free healthy meals and snacks, vision, hearing, nutrition and developmental screenings, and enjoys playing indoors and outdoors in a healthy environment. Our centers follow the Frog Street Press curriculum, a program approved by the Texas Education Agency.

In addition, we provide comprehensive services to enrolled children and their families. Our family service providers assist families with health, education, nutrition, financial, or any service deemed necessary for the family to be successful.

Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child's first and most important teacher. Parents are encouraged to volunteer throughout our program, in classes and through our Parent Advisory Committee. 

How do I enroll my child?

Contact the Head Start center near you to apply. Visit the Head Start Locator if you are unsure of your closest Head Start center.

Where are we located?

HCDE Head Start centers are located throughout northeast Harris County. See a map of the area we serve, which includes the following zip codes:                                                                                                                                                     

77013 77059 77503*
77015 77062 77505*
77016 77075* 77507
77020* 77078 77520
77026* 77089* 77521
77028 77093* 77530
77029 77336 77532
77034* 77338* 77536
77039* 77339 77546*
77044 77345 77547
77047* 77346 77562
77048* 77357 77571
77049 77365 77586
77050 77396* 77598
77058    

* ZIP codes partially located in Head Start Area I

How do I enroll my child?

Contact the Head Start center near you to apply.

Visit the Head Start Locator if you are unsure of your closest Head Start center.