About HCDE Head Start

Who Are We?

  • Harris County Department of Education's Head Start and Early Head Start programs serve more than 1,500 students each day. Far too many students enter school unprepared and ultimately fall behind. HCDE Head Start is an educational program providing students and their families the skills they need to be ready for the demands of school. HCDE Head Start works with income-eligible students and students with special needs residing in east and northeast Harris County.

    Our locations include Compton, Coolwood, Dogan, Fifth Ward, Fonwood, Pugh, Sheffield (Galena Park), Barrett Station (Crosby), Baytown and JD Walker (Goose Creek), Channelview, Humble, La Porte, Tidwell (Sheldon), Crosby, Pasadena, and Houston.

What is Head Start?

  • Apply for Early Head Start

    Apply for 2022–2023 Early Head Start programs
    Envíe una solicitud al programa Early Head Start de este año escolar


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  • Apply for Head Start

    Apply for Head Start programs for 2023–2024
    Envíe una solicitud para los programas Head Start para 2023-2024


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Find a Head Start or Early Head Start Program

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