The Cooperative for After-School Enrichment (CASE) mobilizes the community to work together to ensure that every child in Harris County has access to an after-school program.
Best/Promising Practice Resources
Receive guidance for locating and submitting educational programs as best practices that produce positive student outcomes.
Instructional Support Services provides professional development and instructional support to administrators, teachers, support personnel and students. Services include educator coaching support best practices.
Early Childhood Intervention Keep Pace is a statewide program for families of children birth to 3 with developmental delays or disabilities. It is hosted regionally by HCDE.
Alternative Certification for teachers or principals prepares aspiring degreed professionals to become either teachers or principals. The separate programs include mentoring and field experience.
The Research and Evaluation Institute at HCDE provides quality, scientific-based evaluation services that meet the needs of HCDE, school districts and other community groups.
Foundations and Alliances
HCDE is allied with several groups which provide services to the education public, including students, educators and community. These beneficial organizations include the Education Foundation of Harris County, the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN) through the Texas Education Agency, the Academic Decathlon and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Learn about grants collaboration or how to apply for and manage a grant with our Center for Grants Development. The center supports our 25 area school districts and charter schools with grant resources.
Buy products ranging from online courses to curriculum resources through our HCDE store with either a credit card or purchase order.
Head Start, a federal program, empowers preschool children ages 3-5 and their families with school readiness skills. Low-income families and families of children with special needs benefit from services. HCDE administers the program locally in Head Start Area I for families residing in east and northeast Harris County.
Human Subjects Protection, IRB-Institutional Review Board
Our Research Institute can assist with your IRB needs.
HCDE specialists develop and deliver curriculum products to meet the needs for educators.
Superintendents gain support and network with the HCDE Superintendent Forum through our Center for Governance. Performance reviews are also performed by the center.