Head Start Program

CACOST Head Start 0-5 Program

2014 – 2015 Annual Report

 

Download Head Start Application Here

HEAD START 0-5 ONLINE APPLICATION (English Version)

HEAD START 0-5 ONLINE APPLICATION (Español Versión)

HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START APPLICATION ADDITIONAL FORMS (English Version)

HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START APPLICATION ADDITIONAL FORMS (Español Version)

Documents for Processing Applications

 

What does the program do?
The Head Start program serves families and their children ages 3-5. The program has a very comprehensive curriculum, the DLM Express. The staff prepares children for Kindergarten, with a priority on Education, reading, phonemic awareness, numeracy awareness, language, literacy, and physical development.

Nutrition plays an important role in the classroom. Health screenings and health care, mental health and disabilities and social services, parent involvement and family engagement and finally, community involvement are also a vital role at the center. The Head Start program helps to get people out of the cycle of poverty and that includes energizing; and giving people the confidence that they can do things and that it’s one step at a time.

Who benefits from the program?
Children from birth to age 5, pregnant women and their families

What areas/counties are covered by this program?
Aransas, Brooks, Duval, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kleberg and San Patricio Counties

When does a person qualify for the program?
Eligibility for participation in Head Start is based on the poverty guidelines updated annually in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

How does an individual enroll in the program?
Applying for Head Start services is a simple process. Contact the CACOST Head Start 0-5 Program in your community. An application for admission is completed and submitted to the Enrollment Coordinator. Copies of birth certificate, social security card, immunization record, medical insurance, proof of benefits and proof of income should be submitted with your application.

Additional information about the program:
Services in the areas of child health and developmental services, education and early childhood development, child health and safety, child nutrition, child mental health, family partnerships, community partnerships, and services for children with disabilities.

Contact information:

Director of Child Development, Elena Esquivel

Administrative Assistant phone number: (361) 664-0145 ext. 2025

Address: 204 E. 1st Street, Alice, Texas 78332  Fax: (361) 664-8982

Hours of operation: Office – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Satellite Offices:

Alice Resource Office
(Serving Alice, Ben Bolt & Orange Grove)
702 Loma, Alice, Texas 78332
(361) 396-0025

Falfurrias Resource Office
(Serving Falfurrias & Premont)
120 E. Rice Street, Falfurrias, Texas 78355
(361) 325-9737

Kingsville Resource Office
(Serving Kingsville)
1020 S. 14th Street, Suite 1022 B, Kingsville, Texas 78363
(361) 592-0125

Sinton Resource Office
(Serving Sinton, Odem, Mathis, Taft, Aransas Pass, Rockport, Ingleside, Gregory, Portland)
1133 E. Sinton Street, Sinton, Texas 78387
(361) 364-0505