We know planning a move can be daunting, but we’re here to help. In this section, you’ll find resources for childcare, afterschool and summer care, budgeting, plus relevant news and reports.
It is never to early to begin thinking about your child’s future learning. Many child care centers encourage prospective parents to register for care at birth.
To find the best quality child care that works with your budget and is convenient to you, use the excellent resources available through the Collaborative for Children. To learn more about early childhood education in Houston, visit Collaborative for Children, a nonprofit that strengthens early education throughout Greater Houston and Early Matters, a coalition for quality early education. Here is a map of Early Childhood Education in the area.
Afterschool & Summer Learning
Houston offers an array of centrally-located learning activities when school is out. Parents have many options before and after school, as well as in the summer. To learn more about Houston area summer camps and afterschool programs, check out the Summerbook and the Harris County Department of Education’s Afterschool Zone. The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) offers a variety of programs during the summer detailed in the HPARD Summer Catalog. You’ll also find great activities for kids and families at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston and the YMCA of Greater Houston.
Be informed and financially prepared when discussing where to live and proximity to work and school.
Items to take into consideration
- Child Care
- Other necessities
Status of magnet applications available on March 22
March 22, 2018 | HISD News Blog
50 Houston Charter Schools Accept New Common Application
November 1, 2017 | the 74
An Insider’s Guide to Navigating Houston’s Private High Schools
October 2, 2017 | Houstonia
Hurricane Harvey Recovery Resources
September 6, 2017 | Families Empowered
See which Houston public high schools were deemed best in Texas
August 23, 2017 | bizjournals.com
Arts Access Initiative grows to include more HISD schools
July 3, 2017 | blogs.houstonisd.org
Association names dual language program best in nation
June 12, 2017 | houstonchronicle.com
School report card: Houston's top schools
June 4, 2017 | Houston Chronicle
Mayor Turner kicks off complete communities initiative
April 17, 2017 | houstontx.gov
Houston's top public high schools on 2018 U.S. News & World Report list
May 9, 2018
2018 Kinder Houston Area Survey
April 23, 2018
- Children at Risk: Growing Up in Houston 2017-2018
- Downtown Magazine Spring 2018
SchoolDigger 2017 Texas School Rankings
July 27, 2017
- 2017 Update of Houston's Hottest Close In Neighborhoods