Family Service Association

 

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   Family Service Association of San Antonio, Inc.
       702 San Pedro Ave. San Antonio, TX 78212
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HEAD START PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Education and Early Childhood Development Services
and Family and Community Support Services


Family Service Association of San Antonio, Inc., (Family Service) provides Early Head Start Child Care Partnership and Head Start services, and Family and Community Support Services.

 

Now Accepting Applications For The 2015-2016 School Year!
Full day program for Children 3+ years of age.
*Children must be 3 years of age before entering the program.

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Agency Experience in Early Education

Family Service has been a leader in the San Antonio community in the provision of quality early childhood education and early childhood education teacher professional development for the past 20 years. Family Service implements the Texas School Ready Model Classroom, improving the quality of early education services in our community. Family Service works in collaborative partnership with our school partnerships for the provision of Health, Mental Health, Nutrition and Disability Services to Head Start children and their families.

Early Head Start Child Care Partnership & Head Start Services Summary

Early Head Start Child Care Partnership

Through partnerships, Early Head Start grantees partners with center-based and family child care providers who agree to meet Early Head Start Program Performance Standards and provide comprehensive, full-day, full year high-quality services to infants and toddlers from low-income families. The program provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services that enhances the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of participating children. In addition, services provide young children with an array of comprehensive services, including health, nutritional, behavioral, and family services.

Family Service Early Head Start Child Care Partnership is building relationships and partnering with Northside ISD and YMCA-Haven for Hope serving 140 infant and toddlers who qualify for services.  

Head Start

Head Start programs promote school readiness by enhancing the cognitive, social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. Head Start services are responsive to each child and family’s ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage. Head Start encourages the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teachers. The program builds relationships with families that support positive parent-child relationships, family well-being, and connections to peers and community.

Family Service Head Start is a non-profit organization serving 1,610 age and income eligible children and families as the Head Start Grantee in San Antonio, Texas. Services are provided in three school districts: Northside ISD, North East ISD, and Judson ISD. As well as four satellite sites: Lackland Village, Pilgrim, Rhapsody, and Live Oak. Services are also provided at George Gervin Academy charter school.

Our commitment is to provide high quality comprehensive early childhood education and family support services to empower families and their children to reach their full potential while strengthening the community.

Services offered include:

  • Developmentally appropriate early childhood education services utilizing an evidenced based curriculum in a school campus or center-based setting.

  • Nutrition services.

  • Assistance in obtaining health services (medical and dental).

  • Mental wellness.

  • Services for children with disabilities.

  • Parent, family and community engagement opportunities.

Family and Community Support Services Summary

Family Service will provide a wide range of resources meant to enhance the resilience of vulnerable families by providing social support, information, concrete service linkages, and parental education and leadership training what will ameliorate the stresses that parents may be experiencing.

  • Family Wellness Plans and the Family Partnership Agreements will be developed for each family through the assessment of each family’s strengths and needs.

  • Family Service will develop community collaborative partnerships in each community served by Head Start Centers to leverage available resources to meet community and family needs.

  • The strategy of hiring current or former Head Start parents for the majority of provider positions will enable the Parent Advocate to be reflective of the families served by Head Start Programs. The proposed service delivery system creates a pipeline to employment and a pathway of advancement for Head Start parents to continuously expand their experience, education and employment.

  • Family Service’s utilization of parent leadership development and family engagement strategies with the utilization of strengths-based case management services and concrete neighborhood and community linkages with comprehensive resource and referral services will result in children and families who are healthy, happy and ready to succeed in school.

  • Family Service’s Family and Community Support Services will be based upon best practice recommendations from the Administration of Children, Youth and Families Head Start Bureau and all Head Start Performance Standards and Regulations.

 
 

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