Head Start is a Federal program for preschool children age three to five from low-income families. Services are also available to infants and toddlers, ages zero to three at selected sites. Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of educational activities, receive free medical and dental care, have healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy recreational activities in a safe setting.
William Smith, Sr., Tri-County Child Development Council, Inc. provides quality services to children with disabilities and their families and emphasizes the importance of identifying health problems in small children in the early stages. Upon entering the Head Start program, children receive a complete health history, vision and hearing tests, needed immunizations, nutrition assessment and dental exams.
The Head Start program is designed to provide planned experiences and activities that support and enhance the parental role as the principal influence in their child's education and development. Head Start provides parents with a sense of belonging, and a chance to be involved in activities that help the whole family. Parents can take part in training classes such as: child rearing, job training, health and nutrition, and accessing free resources in your own community. Head Start also offers assistance to parents interested in obtaining a GED or other adult education opportunities.
To become a Head Start volunteer and learn more about our latest initiatives, child development and exciting community events, please visit us on our web site, www.wsstricounty.org.
William Smith, Sr., Tri-County Child Development Council, Inc.
Executive Director: Helen R. Wright
500 Austin Street
Richmond, TX 77469
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