Early Childhood Development Program


Hidalgo County Head Start Program and McAllen ISD have established a partnership to ensure a smooth and successful transition to kindergarten.  The partnerships with Hidalgo County Head Start Programs promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through educational, health, nutritional, social and other services.  In addition, Hidalgo County Head Start Program and McAllen ISD Pre-K staff collaborate to determine the most effective ways to help identify every child strengths and limitations to truly have a  “head start” in achieving their fullest potential.  Children enrolled in the Hidalgo County Head Start Program use a high-quality, research-based curriculum which promotes measurable progress towards children’s development.  Transitional services are supported from Early Head Start to Head Start and from Head Start to our McAllen ISD schools.