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Building Blocks Center, Inc.

Childcare Council of Greater Houston

Children’s Learning Institute

Children’s Museum of Houston

Collaborative for Children

Community Family Centers

Community Partners Houston

Cool Kids Education and Nutrition

Creative Trainers and Consultants

Early Connections

ECI Keep Pace-HCDE

ECI of MHMRA Harris County

Gulf Coast Community Services Association

Harris County Department of Education
HCDE April 2009.pdf
HCDE Head Start Fact Sheet 2 Short.pdf

Houston Area Association for the Education of Young Children

Houston Area Urban League

Imagination Library Houston

Jumpstart Houston at TX Southern University Attn: Jumpstart 3100 Cleburne Houston, TX 77004 http://www.jstart.org/index.php

Jumpstart is working toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. Every child enters the world with potential. Yet without the involvement of a caring adult, there is no guarantee that he or she will reach that promise. For over a decade we’ve been bringing at-risk preschool children and caring adults together through one-to-one relationships that focus on building literacy in combination with social and emotional readiness. Working alongside their parents and a strong community, we’ve seen how consistent, committed and caring one-to-one relationships between children and adults help to realize success not just in school, but also in life.

Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

North Harris College-NHMCCD Community College

Northside Kids Connection

People Need People

Preschool for ALL

Shlenker School

Small Steps Nurturing Center 1709 DePelchin Street Houston, TX 77007 713-862-1020 713-426-6505 (fax)

2902 Jensen Drive Houston, TX 77026 713-236-0330 713-236-0312 (fax) http://www.smallstepsnurturingcenter.org

Small Steps' mission is to provide an exemplary early childhood program to instill and foster the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth of economically at-risk children and their families.

Small Steps Nurturing Center is an accredited (NAEYC) early childhood program serving economically at-risk children two years old through Kindergarten. The program offers a ten month a year, full day, high quality educational program at two campuses in the First Ward and Fifth Ward of Houston, TX. Qualifying students live in the zip codes surrounding the two schools and have family incomes qualifying for the free portion of the National School Lunch Program. There is no financial cost to families; families contribute volunteer hours. Small Steps' two campuses are located in the First Ward and Fifth Ward.

St. Luke’s Day School

St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities

Texas Children's Health Plan

"The State of Pre-School 2007" from the National Institute for Early Education Research and thought of your request. Don't know if it helps. You might want to take a look at their other reports. http://nieer.org/yearbook/

The Thorne Group, Inc.

United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast

YWCA Houston Parenting Education Program 3220 Broadway Street Houston, TX 77017 713-868-9922 713-868-1315 (fax) http://www.ywcahouston.org

The Parenting Education Program (PEP), a Houston Independent School District (HISD) collaboration, allows students with children access to free child care and parenting classes in support of the completion of their education. This program is located at the HISD Kay Ongoing campus. The YWCA Houston fills the gap in affordable childcare particularly for families who are transitioning into the workplace. We feel we are assisting in renewed economic empowerment by helping families avoid the choice between childcare and working or the completion of education.

Young Learners School

Community Family Centers Los Niños Early Childhood Education Program

7524 Avenue E Houston, TX 77012 713-923-2316 713-923-4243 (fax) www.communityfamilycenters.org Community Family Centers (formerly Chicano Family Center) furthers its vision to strengthen families and enrich lives by offering a wide range of services to Houston’s East End. CFC believes that through education and intensive intervention, families can transcend their circumstances and become self sufficient acquiring the necessary skills to perform in today’s society.

The Los Niños Early Childhood Education Program supports low-income families by making quality early childhood education accessible at no cost to Houston’s inner-city East End children ages three to six years. The Los Niños Early Childhood Education Program employs a Montessori-based methodology of education, which accelerates learning in a self-paced curriculum based on individual mastery of skills while supporting children’s ability to absorb knowledge from their surroundings and their tireless interest in manipulating materials. The curriculum draws on the best of established and newly developed techniques for educating children with deficits characteristic of those growing up in poverty. Nehemiah Center Pre-School & Pre-Kindergarten Programs

5015 Fannin Houston, TX 77004 713-526-5015 713-526-8687 (fax) www.nehemiah1.org Our mission is to build childrens' lives, their minds, their hearts, and their spirits by working with their entire family. The Nehemiah Center is a Christian-based organization that offers academic, emotional, cultural, social and spiritual enrichment to the children that attend MacGregor and J. Will Jones Elementary Schools, Lanier, Pershing, and Gregory Lincoln Middle Schools, Lamar High School and to their families. It operates daily Pre-School and Pre-K Programs. St. Vincent's Episcopal House

2817 Post Office Street Galvestion, TX 77550 409-763-8521 409-763-0572 (fax) www.stvhope.org St. Vincent’s House provides quality day care and early childhood education to children 2-5 years of age from families of very low to moderate income at an affordable cost. St. Vincent’s House Day Care/Preschool offers subsidized program opportunities based on a sliding income qualifier application. The Preschool opens its doors from 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, offering a year round program based on calendar year and not the semester year. This allows for a continuum of care throughout the summer. Wesley Community Center Early Childhood Education

1410 Lee Street Houston, TX 77009 713-223-8131 713-225-3449 (fax) www.wesleyhousehouston.org

Wesley is the only agency in the Near Northside that provides comprehensive services to children, youth, adults, and seniors to help achieve self-sufficiency, provide children with a safe and nurturing learning environment, redirect youth from juvenile delinquency behavior to mold them into productive adults and tomorrow's leaders.

Wesley early childhood education program offers better classroom materials and practices that are associated with more advanced development of children's language and academic skills. State funded Pre-K programming is now available at Wesley through a collaboration with a Charter School; children in the program receive a state-approved curriculum delivered by a fully certified teacher at our location while parents can also take advantage of full day care. Collaborative for Children

3800 Buffalo Speedway - Ste. 300 Houston, TX 77098 713-600-1100 713-600-1105 (fax) http://www.initiativesforchildren.org/index.html

Collaborative for Children is a non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of early care and education in the Houston area. Partnering with families and community-based organizations, we focus on young children, from birth to age six, and offer programs and services that:

• Increase public awareness about the importance of the early years to a child's later development, • Provide parents with materials and resources on how young children learn and develop. • Support and develop child care and early education professionals, • Strengthen the early care and education systems through policy development & systems change. YMCA of Greater Houston Lee High School Infant/Toddler Child Care Center

Linda Lykos, VP of Development, YMCA 713-353-5220

Lee HS Main #: 713-787-1700 To help Lee HS address the growing population of pregnant and parenting teens dropping out of school (over 80 in 2005-2006). Through a collaboration of community based organizations established in 2004, four separate but interconnected programs are now offered at Lee including a prevention program, health clinic, young father’s program and an infant/toddler child care program operated by the YMCA of Greater Houston, which opened in March, 2007. The center is licensed for a maximum of 24 children ages 6 weeks through 2 years and operates from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during all school days and summer school for parents attending Lee. The young parents also observe and participate in enhanced parenting programs in collaboration with Lee High School that will help them to develop and practice appropriate parenting skills. In addition, they can utilize the food and clothing pantry when they are in need and learn to give back to the pantry for others. A child development cooperative, with a Lee High teacher, provides the teen parents and other students with experiential learning. The pre-employment lab serves as an opportunity for these students and those chosen from the life skills classes to learn skills that will enable them to gain future employment. Working with HISD and Houston Community College, teen parents will be able to earn professional and academic credit as a child care worker. A total of 26 children have received care during the 2007-2008 school year. Program accomplishments: Six Lee High parents with children in care at the Center will graduate in June, 2008; all teen parents in the Center have bonded with their children, staff and other teen moms in the program and their support system is in place for success.