Early Reach Program

Dedicated Funding Streams & Financing

Expansion

  • Public Pre-K

Harris County, TX, Texas

In 2022, Harris County launched the Brighter Futures for Harris County Kids Initiative, a comprehensive effort to enhance the well-being of young and vulnerable residents through an $84 million investment of ARPA funds. The initiative includes five programs for children ages zero to three, including the Early Reach Program.

Early Reach aims to establish 1,000 new high-quality childcare slots, using $26 million budget allocated from the ARPA funds. This pilot program, which will run for 2-4 years with the potential to be continued by the Harris County Commissioners, targets children aged 0-4 in high-need areas.

Sources:

Defender Network

Housing Landing

Early Reach