You can use our interactive maps to obtain a complete picture of the education continuum
— from preschool through high school — in various
First Time Users:
A free Autodesk MapGuideŽ Viewer (1.3 MB) will be automatically
downloaded to your computer. If you experience difficulty with
the automatic download, click here.
Select your preferred search area, first, then click the corresponding
"Go" button. When the maps appear on the next page, you can "turn on" and "turn off" various data sets:
Providers allows you to display any and all of the providers in an area,
from the three preschool systems (licensed child care, Head Start, and public prekindergarten)
to elementary schools and high schools.
Geographic Boundaries allows you to visually define particular areas,
including local and state elected officials' districts, zip codes, and census tracts.
The demographic data can then be overlaid on top of the Providers and Geographic Boundaries.
The demographic data contained here is from the 2000 Census, and it consists of four elements,
three of which are particularly relevant to preschool-age children and their education:
Language Spoken at Home is important because children with limited English
proficiency are eligible for prekindergarten.
Poverty is important because children at 100% of poverty are eligible for
Head Start, at 150% of poverty are eligible for a child care subsidy in the Houston region, and
at 185% of poverty are eligible for prekindergarten.
All Parents Working is important because when either both parents work or a
single parent is working we know that that child must be cared for by someone other than a parent
for a significant portion of the day.
Total Population shows the number of children by age in any particular area.