Early Childhood

Now Accepting Applications for the 2022-2023 School Year!

EARLY HEAD START applications are being accepted for students from 6 weeks through 3 years.

Benefits of Head Start include:

  • Full Day Pre-K Program with certified teachers
  • All school supplies provided
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided free of charge to all students
  • Services in English or Spanish
  • Special Education services provided


Parents in need of assistance with applying for Pre-K/Head Start over the phone may call 210-898-2043 Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 4:30.

Pre-K/Head Start is offered at the campuses below. Please select the campus to apply online.


Our Department

Mary Miller Baker
Senior Director

Dr. Mary Jane Miller-Baker

Phone: (210) 898-2043

Department Secretary

Rosemary Gutierrez

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (210) 898-2043

Education Operations & Head Start

at Stafford Early Childhood Center
611 SW 36th Street
San Antonio, Texas 78237

Attendance Policy
  • School starts at 7:30am anyone arriving after 7:50am will be considered tardy.
  • Anyone arriving after 10:00 is considered absent.
  • Call school to report your child’s absence.
  • If a student is absent a parent note/Doctor's note needs to be turned in to the teacher when the student returns to school.
  • Students are expected to attend school for the entire day. If a student leaves for a doctor's appointment during the day, it is considered a Partial Absence unless the student brings a doctor’s note when the student returns to school.
  • Students must be in attendance 90% of the school days. If a student misses more than 10% of school days over the academic year, the student will be considered chronically absent.
  • A Warning Letter will be issued if the child has had three or more absences within a four (4) week period without an excuse.