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Head Start
is a federal program to promote the school readiness of young children from low-income families.  Merkel Elementary's Head Start programs support the development of children from age 3 to age 5.  Head Start services include early learning, health, and family well-being.   Head Start personnel work with children in the classroom, make home visits, and assist parents with issues relating to their child's development.


Locally funded Early Childhood and Pre-Kindergarten programs are also available at Merkel Elementary.  These programs also are based on income or special needs. Children as young as 3 years old may qualify. 

These programs have limited enrollment and registration times. Please contact the MES Office to see if your child qualifies.





Our Mission
The mission of the Merkel Independent School district is to provide, to the full extent of their individual abilities, all students with the skills of logical, independent, and creative thinking, and effective communication.  Further, as a result of instruction in our schools, students will acquire a knowledge and appreciation of our citizenship responsibilities, of our economic responsibilities, and of our American heritage.  In our schools, learning will occur in an environment of moral values and character, and these characteristics will be communicated to all students.  The accomplishment of this mission will be characterized by equity, efficiency, and accountability.

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