Programs and Services
Adult Education
Enroll in GED and English as a second language classes throughout Harris County while gaining workforce skills.

The Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment for Kids (CASE for Kids) is an intermediary for afterschool that leverages community resources and strengthens the capacity of the out-of-school time field.

Communication serves as both the internal and external communications center for HCDE.

Educator Certification and Professional Advancement
Alternative Certification for teachers or principals prepares aspiring degreed professionals to become either teachers or principals.

Evaluation/Research/Surveys/Data Analysis
The Institute at HCDE provides quality, scientific-based evaluation services—including Internal Review Boards—which meet the needs of school districts and other community groups.

Educators can learn about grants collaboration or how to apply for and manage a grant with our Center for Grants Development.  

Head Start
Head Start, a federal program, empowers preschool children ages 3-5 and their families with school readiness skills. HCDE provides services for families in northeast Harris County.  

Purchasing Cooperative/Facility Planning
Choice Partners national cooperative offers quality, legal procurement and contract solutions to meet the purchasing needs of school districts and other governmental entities with legal, competitively bid contracts.

Records Imaging and Storage
Trust your district or governmental entity’s records to Records Management.
 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
As regional sponsor of this national program, HCDE hosts yearly judging and awards ceremonies for thousands of writing and art entries from Harris County teens.

School Business Support
The School Finance Council, a program of Business Services, hosts regular support and best practices meetings for school district business managers and chief financial officers.

School Safety
The Center for Safe and Secure Schools partners with federal, state and local entities for increased safety-and-security strategies for K-12 environments.

School-Based Therapy Services
Area school districts benefit from our occupational, physical and music therapy services supplied through our professionals.

Our schools feature small classrooms with individualized learning plans for students with intellectual or developmental disabilities or behavior problems.

Teaching and Learning Center
Professional development for educators is offered for multiple subject areas through The Teaching and Learning Center with veteran content area specialists. Workshops are held at HCDE or in school districts.

Learning management hosting solutions and workshops on modern educational technology topics are available through our Technology division for school districts.