HEAD START

Program Statement

Brazoria County Head Start Early Learning Schools, Inc. is a Federally Funded Child Development Program for children of low-income families ages three through public school age. There is a funded enrollment for 494 children. The enrollment is subdivided among 8 campuses.

Head Start : Curriculum Goals

The curriculum is designed to:

  • Support the child’s full development while providing an environment that will promote school readiness.
  • Develop safe and healthy habits in young children with an emphasis on proper hygiene, sound nutrition, exercise and physical care.
  • Foster positive self-esteem by providing an environment of acceptance that supports and respects gender, culture, language, ethnicity and family composition.
  • Provide opportunities for creative expression.
  • Support the development of social skills such as sharing, cooperation, generosity and empathy.
  • Stimulate cognitive problem-solving skills with an emphasis on the concepts of cause and effect, classification, space, time, numbers, shape and colors.
  • Strengthen communication skills necessary for listening, reading, writing and speaking by providing an environment rich in the practical uses of words.
  • Enhance fine motor and gross motor skills.
Head Start : Class Information
Part-Day classes are held from Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., September through May. Mondays are set aside for training, staff preparation and family services. Transportation is offered for part-day (double session) classes.

Full-day classes are held from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.