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HCDE Head Start Recruits Students for Immediate Openings in 4 Communities
News Release
Monday, September 17, 2018

Four Harris County Department of Education Head Start centers (Baytown, Humble, La Porte and Tidwell) are recruiting students ages 3-5 for preschool for the 2018-19 school year. In addition, Early Head Start services to children 6 weeks to 3 years of age are available at the Baytown Head Start Center.

Head Start ensures future success for students both academically and socially and provides comprehensive health, education, nutrition and financial services to the families. Healthy meals and snacks are provided for students during the day.

Parent involvement opportunities are provided along with service referrals to meet family needs. Family engagement activities are hallmark to the program.

Eligible children are those from low-income families and with disabilities between ages 3-5.

Applicants should present the following at registration:

• Proof of age- child’s state birth certificate, state birth facts or passport

• Proof of address- lease contract, current utility bill, state ID, benefits letter or paycheck stub

• Proof of income- current tax form (W-2 or 1040), 12 months of check stubs, child support payment record, verification of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or Supplemental Security Income

The centers are located at 1725 N. Pruett St. in Baytown, 130 Atascocita Rd. in Humble, 927 South 1st St. in La Porte and 8302 John Ralston Rd. in Houston (Tidwell). The Baytown Early Head Start center is located at 1319 N. Pruett St.     

Other openings may become available at the 15 centers HCDE operates in northeast Houston. For more information about registration, call 713-672-9343 or visit .

About Harris County Department of Education: HCDE provides special education, therapy services, early education, adult education and after-school programming. Services are funded by government grants, fees and a local property tax of approximately $9 per homeowner. For every dollar in local property tax collected, HCDE provides $4.40 in services to the 25 Harris County school districts. We operate four campuses for students with profound special education needs and adjudicated or recovering youth who require a low, student-teacher ratio and highly structured environment. One-hundred percent of students served on HCDE campuses are at-risk. We are governed by an elected board of seven trustees and have 1,076 employees and 33 facilities, including 15 Head Start centers. More info at .

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