Head Start &
Early Head Start

Boosting children for success in school.

Child Care Associates reaches more than 15,000 children through 20 campuses. We’re a $85 million organization – the largest child development organization in North Texas.

Since 1970, Child Care Associates has partnered with the national Head Start program to prepare low-income children for success in kindergarten. We also offer Early Head Start programs for expectant families, infants, toddlers, and Head Start for 3- and 4-year-olds.

In addition to early learning, our child development services give families support in vital areas like physical and mental health, social-emotional development, and nutrition. We also engage parents as active partners, offering educational resources and leadership opportunities that can improve the overall well-being of their families.

Provided at no cost to low-income families, these programs include:

  • Full-day early childhood education
  • Child assessments and developmental screenings
  • Fresh, nutritional meals served family-style
  • Home visits to reinforce home-based learning
  • Access to primary health and dental health providers
  • Referrals to and onsite delivery of disability and behavioral health services
  • Activities that engage and support families
  • External assessments of classroom quality

In collaboration with Tarrant County school districts and charter schools, CCA delivers Head Start Pre-K PLUS, which offers a mix of Head Start and Pre-K.

  • Arlington ISD
  • Crowley ISD
  • Everman ISD
  • Fort Worth ISD
  • Lake Worth ISD
  • Uplift Meridian Preparatory