About Us

The City of San Antonio Head Start Program provides comprehensive services to children, three to five years old, and their families, including full-day education services for all Head Start children. The EHS-CCP program serves children six weeks to three years old at six area child development centers located in EISD and SAISD.


Preparing children and engaging families for school readiness and life-long success.


For every child and every family, the best Head Start Services every day.


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.

Program Governance

City Council

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

District 6 Greg Brockhouse
District 7 Ana Sandoval
District 8 Manny Pelaez
District 9 John Courage
District 10 Clayton Perry

2016–17 Head Start Policy Council

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



Shantel Readdy
Albert Martinez
Marisha Griffin
*Roslyn Sherman
*Abel Garcia
*Electra Brown


Dina Serrano
Kathe Barrett


Dora Maldonado
Priscilla Arce
*Michelle Paredes



Jennifer Gonzales
Lauren Murff
*Athena Alderete


Reports & Information

Annual Reports

Community Assessment


Policies and Guidance

We are currently updating our policies to reflect the new Head Start Standards. If you have any questions please call 210-206-5500.