Program provides free Pre-K, promotes academic achievement and school readiness
Call for more information or apply in-person at any of the following locations.
Johnson City ISD
Only accepting 4-year-olds
Apply at LBJ Elementary School
between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
401 E. Pecan Ave., Johnson City
Call (830) 868-4028
Accepting 3 and 4-year-olds
Apply at LBJ Middle School
between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
303 N. LBJ Drive, Johnson City
Call Sarah Cox at (210) 919-9224
Apply at Fredericksburg Primary School, 1110 S. Adams Street – or –
BCFS Education Services office
1605 A East Main Street
Between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Call (830) 331-8908
BCFS Education Services’ Head Start is still accepting applications for children to enroll in the school readiness program that provides free Pre-K, for classes beginning August 22 for the 2016-2017 school year.
Johnson City Independent School District Head Start is accepting applications for four-year-olds only, and the BCFS Education Services Head Start classroom in Johnson City is accepting both 3 and 4-year-olds. There are also open seats in the Fredericksburg Head Start classroom for 4-year-olds.
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 connecting families to helpful community resources.
Head Start services for children and families include:
- Individualized teaching
- Degreed teachers
- Bilingual services
- Meals and snacks
- Disability services
- Dental exams
- Social services
- Mental wellness
- Health services
- Field trips
- Parent trainings
Visit DiscoverBCFS.net/HeadStart for a list of necessary application documents.
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 the child is in foster care. To be eligible, the child must be three or four-years-old on or before September 1, 2016 and live in Blanco or Gillespie County.
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.