Head Start of Greater Dallas

 News for HSGD Parents


Holiday Closure:

January 19, 2015

Agency Wide: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday



 5 Kindergarten Readiness Skills for Children to Practice at Home:

  1. Writing-Teach your child how to write his/her name with an uppercase first letter and the remaining letters in lowercase.
  2. Letter Recognition- Use flashcards to play a game of alphabet go fish
  3. Number Recognition & Counting-Count throughout the day, for example the number of socks you take out the dryer or the amount of chips in his/her lunch.
  4. Cutting-Purchase a pair of child safe scissors and let your child practice cutting up old magazines or newspapers to make a collage.
  5. Social Skills-Create play dates to allow children to interact with other children so they are able to express their feelings if he/she doesn't like something.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

-Nelson Mandela


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Happy New Year! Welcome Back Students!!

January 2015 Edition I


Topping off a great year of achievement and growth throughout, this past 2014 holiday season has been one for the books for your Head Start of Greater Dallas! From toys and clothing, to bikes and household essentials; the outpour of support for some truly deserving families has truly warmed our hearts and was greatly appreciated! A sincere thank you to our partners, donors, volunteers, and all of the HSGD family! We look forward to greater outreach in 2015!

The Courage to Care; Volunteer at a Center Today!

Volunteering with Head Start of Greater Dallas 

To reflect on one's educational upbringing, for most, specific occasions immediately replay with sentimental memories of something and someone. These moments are being crafted in our little's ones lives now, and during this impressionable stage a volunteer could be the influence that contributes to, or develops the difference necessary for a great head start! You hold the key to instilling a love for learning, and equipping a child with the mentality that they are limitless. If you, your family, office, or organization desires to dedicate your time to volunteering with our youth, we encourage you to stop by a center near you, or contact our Community Development Department at 972.296.6472.


Did you Know: $13.23 - Each volunteer hour is $13.23 towards our required nonfederal match. Please volunteer and give time and dollars at the same time! For a center near you, visit our website.

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Are you a Head Start parent? Advocate, Friend, Fan, or just one that appreciates a daily dose of adorable on your social media feeds? Well you have to head over to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to follow and engage with Head Start of Greater Dallas (HSGD) right now! With daily post ranging from feature stories and news updates, to behind the scene candid's we bring everything HSGD right to your fingertips!

   Upcoming Events

 Head Start Enrollment RoundUP! Event

Head Start of Greater Dallas (HSGD) extends an invite to all parents or guardians that are considering Head Start for their child/ren to a day of  insight into HSGD. Information on enrollment, a tour of our centers, the breakdown of both HSGD's unique lunch structure, and resources offered to families, are just a few items on the agenda! Join us on January 22 and 23 at the center nearest you!

Community Partnership Fair

A host of Dallas community agencies all together in one room with one common purpose, "Provide their resources to YOU!" HSGD has pooled over 20 partnering agencies, ranging from Family Planning and YWCA, to DISD Transition Services and Dallas Water & Utilities, to provide families with beneficial information and advice on safe family health practices! Meet us there! February 12 at the Embassy Suites Dallas-Market Center. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


The Head Start of Greater Dallas Advantage!

Here at Head Start of Greater Dallas (HSGD), we continuously enroll students year round. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for admission contact us at 972-283-6400 or visit our website at www.hsgd.org.

Give your child the Head Start they deserve by partnering with Head Start of Greater Dallas Today!