BCFS Education Services’ Head Start is now accepting applications for 3 and 4 year old children in Atascosa, Wilson, Karnes and Kendall counties, which includes Charlotte, Jourdanton, Pleasanton, Floresville, Stockdale, Karnes City and Kenedy communities. Poteet is accepting applications for 4 year old children only.
Head Start provides education, health and social services to pre-school children to help them build strong foundations for success rooted in academic achievement and healthy living. The program promotes school readiness by enhancing the child’s social and cognitive development, while advocates for the child’s family connect them to helpful community resources.
Services for children and families include: preschool, individualized teaching, degree teachers, bilingual services, social services, parent trainings, meals and snacks, disability services, dental exams, mental wellness, health services, field trips and bus and ada transportation (not available at all locations).
A child is eligible to enroll in Head Start if his or her family falls in one of these categories: family is receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); family’s gross income falls below federal poverty guidelines; a family member living with and supported by the child’s family is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI); family is homeless; or child is in foster care. To be eligible, the child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 and live in Atascosa, Wilson, Karnes or Kendall County. Children with disabilities may also be eligible.
BCFS Education Services is part of the global BCFS system of health and human service non-profit organizations. To learn more about BCFS Education Services’ Head Start program, visit www.DiscoverBCFS.net/HeadStart.