The Texas Head Start Ready to Read Grant Program requires early childhood education programs to provide scientific, research-based, pre-reading instruction, so that every child completing the program is prepared to enter school ready to learn. Its other major purpose is to identify model programs that both prepare children for school and are cost effective. The grant program will be structured to provide professional development to enable teachers to use scientific, research-based, pre-reading instruction that aligns with the Texas Reading Initiative.
Funding is targeted to existing Head Start agencies, or other similar government-funded early childhood care and education programs. In addition, awardees must serve at least 75 percent low-income children.
March 15, 2004 - August 31, 2005.
Benedictine Ministries Corporation (BMC)
Child Development Council of Brazoria County
Community Services Agency of South Texas
Concho Valley Workforce Development Board
Galveston County Community Action Council Head Start