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Preschool, Head Start and Childcare

Looking for high-quality prekindergarten in your area?

Free 3- and 4-yr-old Public Prekindergarten

Many elementary schools in the state offer free public prekindergarten to eligible 4-year-old children (some offer 3-year-old prekindergarten as well).  Go to your closest elementary school or district administrative office and to obtain more information or contact Howard Morrison at TEA at howard.morrison@tea.texas.gov

 

Head Start and Early Head Start

Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the mental, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age 5. In addition to education services, programs provide children and their families with health, nutrition, social, and other services. Head Start services are responsive to each child and family’s ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage.

 

The Texas Workforce Commission- Childcare Assistance

Parents who work, attend school or participate in job training may be eligible for financial assistance with child-care. Learn more on the Texas Child Care Solutions website.

 

Tips for Parents

These tips for parents give advice on topics ranging from bullying to water safety.  Included are tips for children of all age groups – babies, toddlers, kids, preteens, and teens, plus quick video tips.

 

Kids’ Activities

Looking for something for your kids to do? Download these games and activities. They’re fun, and they teach your kids some important lessons.

 

2-1-1

2-1-1 Texas is a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission that provides a registry of resources and services by zip code.  It is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services and resources they need.

 

Square Meals

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program that provides lunches to more than 3 million Texas children in school and residential child care institutions.  The NSLP serves nutritious, low-cost or free lunches to students in public and non-profit private schools in Texas.