BCFS Education Services begins early registration

Program promotes academic achievement and school readiness for children ages 3-4

BCFS Education Services’ Head Start is now accepting applications for three and 4yearolds in Comal and Guadalupe counties. Marion and Seguin Independent School Districts are accepting both three and 4-year-olds. New Braunfels Independent School District is currently accepting 4yearolds only. On early enrollment days listed below, families may apply in-person for their child to join a BCFS Education Services’ Head Start classroom.

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.

New Braunfels ISD
Only accepting 4-year-olds

Lone Star Elementary:
April 13th, 4 to 6 PM
April 16th and 17th, 8 AM to 3 PM

Klein Road Elementary:
April 14th, 4 to 6 PM

County Line Elementary:
April 15th, 4 to 6 PM

Seguin ISD

Ball Early Childhood Center
April 20th, 8 AM to 3 PM
April 21st and 22nd, 8 AM to 3 PM
April 23rd, noon to 7 PM

Marion ISD

Norma Krueger Elementary
March 28th, 9 to 11 AM

Services include:
  • Preschool
  • Individualized teaching
  • Degreed teachers
  • Bilingual services
  • Social services
  • Parent trainings
  • Meals and snacks
  • Disability services
  • Dental and wellness exams
  • Health services
  • Field trips
  • Bus and ADA transportation
    at some facilities

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 4yearsold on or before September 1, 2015 and live in Guadalupe, Comal, Atascosa, Wilson, Karnes or Kendall County. Children with disabilities may also be eligible.

To apply, call or visit the Head Start office in your county. Applications are available online at DiscoverBCFS.net/HeadStart, along with a list of necessary enrollment documents. For more information, residents of Guadalupe & Comal Counties can call (830) 331-8908.

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.


BCFS is a global system of health and human service non-profit organizations with locations and programs throughout the United States as well as Eastern Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa. The organization is a national leader in medical sheltering and emergency management and response, providing critical emergency support services to federal, state and local governments. BCFS also provides residential services and emergency shelters for children who are abused or neglected, assisted living services and vocational training for adults with intellectual disabilities, mental health services for children and families, foster care and adoption services, medical services, transitional living services for at-risk youth and those in the juvenile justice system, residential camping and retreats for children and families, and international humanitarian aid for children living in impoverished conditions in developing countries.

BCFS to lead Head Start in Guadalupe & Comal Counties

Program promotes academic achievement and school readiness for children ages 3-5

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded BCFS Education Services the competitive grant to lead the Head Start program in Guadalupe and Comal counties beginning this school year. The program, which expands BCFS Education Services’ current Head Start work in Texas, aims to propel children ages 3 to 5 from disadvantaged backgrounds toward academic success and prosperity through the provision of educational, health, nutritional and social services.

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 advocates for the child’s family connect them to helpful community resources.

BCFS has developed partnerships with New Braunfels Independent School District and Seguin Independent School District to operate the Head Start classrooms, and is currently working to form partnerships with other school districts in the two counties.

“Thanks to the support of our community partners and public leaders, we are excited to expand our Head Start program to Guadalupe and Comal counties,” said Terri Hipps, BCFS Education Services Executive Director. “Together, we will ensure children acquire the skills and confidence they need to be prepared for success in kindergarten and throughout their academic career.”

BCFS Education Services currently operates Head Start classrooms in Atascosa, Karnes, Wilson and Kendall counties, serving approximately 340 children each year.

Services for children and families include:

  • Preschool
  • Individualized teaching
  • Degreed teachers
  • Bilingual services
  • Social services
  • Disability services
  • Dental exams
  • Mental wellness
  • Health services
  • Parent trainings
  • Meals and snacks
  • Field trips
  • Bus and ADA transportation
    (not available at all locations)

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 Child is in foster care. To be eligible, the child must be 3 or 4-years-old on or before September 1, 2014 and live in Guadalupe or Comal County. Children with disabilities may also be eligible.

Families interested in applying in Guadalupe or Comal counties may call (830) 331-8908 for details. Applications are available online at DiscoverBCFS.net/HeadStart, along with a list of necessary enrollment documents.

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.