Ketelsen Head Start Center


600 Quitman
Houston, TX 77009
United States
Phone: (713) 223-3131
Fax: (713) 222-6012

Center Administrator
Jessica Orizu

Program Assistant
Anna Cortez

Family Development Workers
Ketelsen Head Start
2223 N. Main @ Quitman
Suite 204
Houston, TX 77009

Takesha Wheeler




Procedures to Release Children
(Revised) September 2014



Letter from the Center Administrator

WELCOME to Ketelsen Head Start!





My name is Jessica Orizu, Center Administrator. My staff and I would like to extend a warm WELCOME to all the children and families we will serve this program year.

For the past seven years, Ketelsen has provided an educational environment with qualified, experienced teachers and support staffs for our students and their families while embracing cultural and ethnic diversities. These children benefit from receiving a strong foundation in academics, and the development of social/emotional and motor skills. In addition, the families have the opportunity to participate in their child’s learning through the weekly family activity packets, monthly parent meetings, and volunteer opportunities.

Ketelsen families have access to Adult Education classes, such as GED, ESL, Computer Literacy, Parent-Child Education, Fatherhood, and Healthy Marriage. To meet the special needs of a child or the family, our health, nutrition, intervention and social services collaborate to provide guidance and resources.

Research shows that children have more success in school and life when they have the support of caring adults and good role models. Ketelsen Forest joins parents/families to form a solid “TEAM” and together, we plant the early “Seeds of Success.”

In the words of Jose Villarreal, AVANCE‘s Executive Director, “Children have Aspirations, AVANCE provides the Inspiration.”

At Ketelsen, every day has the potential to be “great” because each child has “great” potential.

Jessica Orizu | Center Administrator | Ketelsen Head Start





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