The Office of Head Start, through the Designation Renewal System (DRS), has named Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc. to provide services within Guadalupe and Comal Counties, Texas. Therefore, on 7/1/2020, the administration of the program will be the responsibility of Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc., located at 801 N. Highway 123 Bypass, Seguin, TX 78155, phone number (830) 303-4376.
We at Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc. are excited about this opportunity to serve the children and families in Texas. The program will serve New Braunfels ISD, Comal ISD and Seguin ISDs Head Start children four years of age, in conjunction with each ISD’s Pre-K program. Preliminary plans are for services to begin with the school year; however, there is anticipation of delays caused by COVID-19 limitations.
In addition to serving, CCSCT will be serving 0-3 and 3-4 year olds in each of its two planned stand-alone centers. One will be located in Comal County and one will be in Guadalupe County. Details will be provided once center locations have been identified, along with an estimated time for renovations to occur. Currently CCSCT is planning for a possible start date for services in mid-October, depending on COVID-19 limitations if any at the time.
Looking to Enroll Your Child In Head Start??
Interested parents may continue to monitor our website and social media pages for updates and announcements regarding the process for enrolling their children in Head Start. We will be posting guidance on this within the next few weeks. Visit www.ccsct.org/head-start or facebook.com/ccsctinc
About the Program
Head Start is a Federal program that promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children’s growth in many areas such as language, literacy, and social and emotional development. Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teacher. These programs help build relationships with families that support family well-being and many other important areas.
Early Head Start
Early Head Start programs provide family-centered services for low-income families with very young children. These programs are designed to promote the development of the children, and to enable their parents to fulfill their roles as parents and to move toward self-sufficiency.
Early Head Start programs provide similar services as preschool Head Start programs, but they are tailored for the unique needs of infants and toddlers. Early Head Start programs promote the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of infants and toddlers through safe and developmentally enriching caregiving. This prepares these children for continued growth and development and eventual success in school and life.
Following the general Head Start model, Early Head Start programs support parents, both mothers and fathers, in their role as primary caregivers and teachers of their children. Programs assist families in meeting their own personal goals and achieving self-sufficiency across a wide variety of domains, such as housing stability, continued education, and financial security.
Early Head Start programs also mobilize the local community to provide the resources and environment necessary to ensure a comprehensive, integrated array of services and support for children and families.
Comal and Guadalupe Counties
Department of Health and Human Services- Administration for Children and Families
Contact Head Start Program
Address: 2386 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130