The City of San Antonio Department of Human Services (DHS) Head Start has served as the Head Start grantee for the San Antonio area for over 30 years. Over this time, our direct service providers have changed but the fundamental mission of the program has remained the same. The DHS Head Start Program ensures that all program participating children have equal opportunities that gain future success in school readiness and life expectations.
Two education service providers operate direct Head Start services in numerous center locations throughout the Edgewood and San Antonio Independent School Districts. The program contracts with additional support service providers to deliver medical, dental and mental wellness services to children and families.
The Head Start Policy Council authorized by the San Antonio City Council, in accordance with Head Start Federal Regulations, acts as part of the official governing body for the City of San Antonio Head Start Program. In this role they share responsibility with the San Antonio City Council and the Community Health and Equity Committee of the City Council for program oversight, shared decision-making and general policy making.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg
District 1 Roberto C. Treviño
District 2 Cruz Shaw
District 3 Rebecca J. Viagran
District 4 Rey Saldaña
District 5 Shirley Gonzales
The Council includes elected parent members of children currently enrolled in the Head Start program and community representatives elected by parent members of the Head Start Policy Council. Meetings are open to the public and happen the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:15 p.m. at 1227 Brady Blvd San Antonio, TX 78207
SAN ANTONIO ISD
We are currently updating our policies to reflect the new Head Start Standards. If you have any questions please call 210-206-5500.