Department Overview

  • Head Start Mission
    To work together to ensure the successful transition of children into Head Start and Head Start children and their families into kindergarten and subsequent educational environments. 

    Head Start programs promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. Head Start engage parents in their children's learning and help parents in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals.

    If you have a child that is 4 years of age by September 1 of the current enrollment year you may qualify for the full-day program. Children that are 3 years old by September 1 with a Tyler ISD diagnosed disabilty will be considered for enrollment. The focus is on kindergarten readiness, wellness, and social and emotional development.

    Meal Services
    Tyler ISD Head Start meals and snacks are provided through school district.

    Head Start's Policy Council, a parent decision-making body helps plan and develop goals for the program, approve various policies, hiring, budgets and work plans.

    Children with Disabilities
    Head Start provides special education services in an inclusive classroom setting. Goals on a child's Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) are incorporated into the child's Head Start individual education plan. Head Start of Tyler ISD is proud of its inclusive classrooms so that preschool children with special education eligibility receive quality services in a least restrictive environment.

    Parents are always invited to be involved and are informed about their child's progress.


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