Ribbon Cutting for Early Head Start Facility in East Lubbock

The facility was made possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Ribbon Cutting

Leaders from Texas Tech University, the City of Lubbock and Lubbock Independent School District cut the ribbon today (Dec. 10) on a new Early Head Start (EHS) facility in East Lubbock.

The facility at 3315 E. Broadway Ave. is newly renovated thanks to a competitive Child Care Partnership and Expansion Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It will allow Texas Tech Early Head Start to expand from serving 56 children to serving 96 children aged 6 weeks to 3 years.

College of Human Sciences Dean Linda Hoover said the dozens of children EHS serves are already making use of the new facility, which is a top priority for the college.

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“The general mission of the College of Human Sciences is to apply knowledge and make a difference in people’s lives,” Hoover said. “Texas Tech Early Head Start is a perfect example of how we carry out this mission. The high quality care for EHS children from infancy to 3 years old and the support for their families provides a strong foundation for the children’s development.”

Stephanie Shine, the early childhood program director, said the Early Head Start program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Children get full-time care, including language, motor and cognitive development; breakfast and lunch; and hearing, vision, developmental and social-emotional screenings. Early Head Start also offers parent education.

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Ann Mastergeorge, the chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, said EHS has significant benefit for the department and its educational mission in addition to the good it provides the community.

“Our department is enriched by the evidence and research of the Early Head Start program as our faculty, undergraduate and graduate students are involved in learning, observing and engaging with families enrolled in EHS,” she said. “The high-quality curriculum and activities provided make a significant difference in the lives of children and their families in both socioemotional development and school readiness skills.”

College of Human Sciences

The College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University provides multidisciplinary education, research and service focused on individuals, families and their environments for the purpose of improving and enhancing the human condition.

The college offers a Bachelor of Science degree with disciplines in:

  • Apparel Design and Manufacturing
  • Community, Family, and Addiction Services
  • Early Childhood
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management
  • Retailing

The college also offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

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Department of Human Development and Family Studies

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies offers a wide range of courses and degrees in the areas of early childhood, human development, interpersonal relations and family studies.

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Family Studies
  • Bachelor of Science Human Development & Family Studies with teacher certification
  • Master of Science Human Development & Family Studies
  • Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies

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