Head Start & Early Head Start

Whole Child…Whole Family

Early Childhood Education

The GCCSA, Inc. Head Start & Early Head Start (HS/EHS) Program is a comprehensive, Early Childhood Development program that has served the Houston, Harris County area since 1964. Our HS/EHS Program serves eligible children and families from economically-challenged backgrounds, applying a “whole child, whole family” philosophy.

GCCSA caters to over 1,900 early learners and their families; supporting pregnant women, infants and toddlers (ages 6 weeks to 30 months), and children ages 3 to 5 years. 

Operating in 1 Early Head Start and 20 Head Start Centers, the GCCSA HS/EHS Program includes: early childhood education, family involvement, health advocacy, family literacy, fatherhood initiatives, mental health services, disability services, and nutrition and free healthy meals and snacks to all enrolled children, including in the family homes of those who are differently abled.

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2021-2022 Parent Handbook

What can Head Start offer your family?

The Head Start program offers a variety of services to meet the overall needs of its families. Head Start families receive individualized support to meet goals they have set for themselves and case management services to ensure the health and wellbeing of their students. As a part of school readiness, families learn the importance of keeping students on a schedule of well-child care. Head Start works with families to ensure students are up to date on immunizations, that they receive dental exams every six months and a physical exam every 12 months. The program assists families in connecting with many different kinds of community resources, such as adult continuing education courses, vocational training and scholarships, and workforce development.

 

In addition to providing family support services, Head Start works to strengthen parental involvement at home, at school and in the community. By participating in parent groups like the GCCSA Policy Council and classroom literacy activities, families discover new and exciting ways to make the most out of everyday teaching moments. There are many opportunities for volunteering within the program, such as assisting in the classroom, which helps improve school readiness for students and broadens the experiences of family members. Parents may also assume leadership roles within the program by serving as officers on the Policy Council or Parent Committee. By participating in the program this way, parents raise their own self-confidence and learn how to advocate for their early learners and others.

2021-2022 Academic Calendars

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To enroll in Head Start or Early Head Start, families must be income eligible by meeting the requirements of the federal poverty guidelines.

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Center Locations

Early Head Start

Alcott ES Head Start

Bastian ES Head Start

2020 Solo Street  Houston, TX 77020
7:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  (713) 222-7284
5859 Bellfort Avenue Houston, TX 77033
7:30 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.  (713) 393-4700
5051 Bellfort Avenue Houston, TX 77033
7:30 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.  (713) 732-5830 x344

Bellfort Early Childhood Center

East End Head Start

Foster ES Head Start

7647 Bellfort Avenue Houston, TX 77061
7:30 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.  (713) 640-0950
222 S 66th Street Houston, TX 77011
7:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  (713) 926-1358
3919 Ward Street  Houston, TX 77021
7:30 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.  (713) 440-0113

Franklin Head Start

Garden Villa Head Start

Gregg Head Start

7101 Canal Street  Houston, TX 77011
7:05 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.  (713) 514-8161
6724 Telephone Rd  Houston, TX 77061
7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  (713) 649-9016
6701 Roxbury Road Houston, TX 77087
7:30 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.  (713) 242-6524

Hartsfield ES Head Start

Kelso Head Start

Pasadena Head Start

5001 Perry Street  Houston, TX 77021
7:30 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.  (713) 746-8280
5800 Southmund St  Houston, TX 77033
7:30 a.m. – 2:40 p.m. (713) 556-3937
902 South Wafer  Pasadena, TX 77506
7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (713) 472-9685

Patterson ES Head Start

Plum Creek Head Start

Raul Yzaguirre Head Start

5302 Allendale  Houston, TX 77017
7:30 a.m. – 2:50 p.m. (713) 556-4388
6969 S Loop East  Houston, TX 77087
7:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  (713) 847-7248
2950 Broadway St Houston, TX 77017
7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  (713) 640-3739

Reveille Head Start

Richey Head Start

Rucker ES Head Start

3716 Reveille Street Houston, TX 77087
7:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  (713) 643-2235
611B S Richey Road  Pasadena, TX 77506
7:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  (713) 477-1653
5201 Vinett Street  Houston, TX 77017
7:30 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.  (713) 845-7467

Thompson ES Head Start

Woodson ES Head Start

Young ES Head Start

6121 Tierwester  Houston, TX 77004
7:30 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.  (832) 389-2840
10720 Southview  Houston, TX 77041
7:30 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.  (713) 732-3600
3555 Bellfort Street  Houston, TX 77051
7:30 a.m. – 2:50 a.m.  (713) 732-3590