Irene C. Cardwell Head Start is a federally funded program. The school is part of the San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District which is the grantee for the Head Start Program/Early Childhood Program in Val Verde County. This arrangement has helped provide meaningful and comprehensive services in a collaborative and cost effective manner.
The San Felipe Del Rio Head Start/Early Childhood Program is the largest agency in the community which provides comprehensive services to disadvantaged children and their families through Head Start, Title I, and state pre-kindergarten programs.
The philosophy of the San Felipe Del Rio CISD Head Start/Early Childhood program is to provide children and their families with opportunities and support to achieve life-long growth and change through their individual strengths, needs, and interests. The program offers the following services to all children in the program:
- Early Childhood EducationMental Health and Disabilities
- Nutrition/Health/Dental and Health and Safety
- Family and Fatherhood Support
- Family Advocacy and Parental Training