Early Head Start/Head Start provide comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families who meet the poverty income guidelines, with a special focus on helping children from birth to age five develop the early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school. Early Head Start/Head Start promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of enrolled children through the provision of educational, nutritional, health, social and other services.
We focus on family service, parent involvement, quality educational services, access to health care and age appropriate screenings, as well as services for children with disabilities.
SAISD Head Start utilizes the SAISD Pre- Kindergarten curriculum guide to ensure that all services are in alignment with the San Angelo ISD curriculum practices.
In Early Head Start/Head Start parents are highly encouraged to become active participants in their child's learning. Parents are also provided with assistance in making progress towards their own educational, literacy, and employment goals.
SAISD operates three Head Start centers
Day and Rio Vista also have Early Head Start for children ages 0-3 years of age and the Pregnant Mom’s Program. The Head Start Pregnant Moms program ensures moms have access to prenatal health care and receive adequate training on child development, breastfeeding, lactation, nutrition, SIDS, shaken baby, and the period of purple crying.
Visit the Early Head Start/Head Start website for more information.
Registration for the Early Head Start, Head Start, and the Pregnant Mom’s Program are done at any of the 3 centers throughout the school year.
Please contact the center of your choice for more information on what to bring for registration:
Blackshear: (325) 658-7442
Rio: (325) 659-3670
Please see the following document concerning the Head Start Governor's/Annual Report