Fannin County Head Start
Bailey Inglish Campus
Fannin County Head Start began as a summer school program in 1965, one of the first Head Start programs in the nation. It continued as a summer school program until the early 1970's. One Head Start classroom with 20 students was added as part of Bonham ISD.
The program expanded over the years and currently has eight classrooms with 139 students. There are three classrooms serving 3-year old students and five classrooms serving 4-year old students. Each classroom is staffed with one teacher and at least one teacher assistant.
We relocated to the Bailey Inglish campus in August 2008. We share this building with Bonham ISD Administration. We also have the School Based Pre-K and Resource Classroom(SPARC) on our campus. This program is part of Fannin County Shared Services and formerly known as PPCD. They have three staff members working with this class.
The education component is a very important part of the Head Start program but other services are also provided. The children are provided medical, dental, mental health, and nutritional services. Parent involvement is a major part of the program. Head Start serves the entire family. Training for parents includes but is not limited to areas such as parenting skills, financial matters, child abuse and developmentally appropriate practices. Additional assistance is offered to parents who are interested in obtaining their GED.
Opening the World of Learning(OWL) curriculum is used in Head Start. Work Sampling, an assessment tool, is administered three times each year. The information gathered from these assessments is used for program planning.
Admission to the Head Start program is based on family income. Fannin County Head Start is making a difference in children's lives and helping prepare them for kindergarten. For further information, please call 903-583-8141.