About Us

OWBC has a tremendous impact on people’s lives with 15 Early Head Start and Head Start locations. We’re excited to be a leader in providing outstanding educational opportunities for children and encouraging self-sufficiency in families. Throughout our history, we have successfully partnered with other organizations to improve access to services, avoid duplication of services, and maximize opportunities available to low-income individuals.

We also ensure that all children enrolled in our program receive nutrition, dental, health, vision, hearing, emotional wellness, and educational screenings, as well as appropriate follow-up and treatment when necessary. Highly trained teachers use a research-based curriculum daily to create a stimulating educational environment that prepares children for success in future learning.

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Notice of Participation in the USDA Child & Adult Care Food Program

Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties (OWBC) announces their operation of the Child & Adult Care Food Program. The same meals will be made available to all enrolled participants at no separate charge and regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in the course of the meal services.

The OWBC Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive child and family development programs that prepare children from birth to five years of age to become successful school students and productive members of society. OWBC’s Head Start was started in the mid-1960’s and has grown into a multi-faceted program leading the way in implementing researched based best practices in not only child development, but health, nutrition, mental health, and social services. Click for locations and eligibility information. 



Understood was created to help young children who think differently by providing them the support and resources they need to succeed. Understood focuses on making a real impact by offering tools, support, and community.

The Backpack Connection Series was created by TACSEI to provide a way for teachers and parents/caregivers to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior.

Williamson County – Sites

Bagdad Head Start/Early Head Start (ages 0-5)
351 N. Bagdad Road
Leander, Texas 78641
(512) 259-9010 or (512) 259-7810
Fax: (512) 259-6737 or (512) 259-9619
E-mail:jlichtner@owbc-tx.orgBartlett Head Start (ages 3-5)
620 West Clark St.
Mail: P.O. Box 426
Bartlett, Texas 76511
(254)  527-4645
Fax: Same
E-mail:cgonzalez@owbc-tx.orgFlorence Head Start (ages 3-5)
203 Adams
Mail: P.O. Box 156
Florence, Texas 76527
(254) 793-3011
Fax: Same
E-mail: mchavez@owbc-tx.orgHarris-Ross Head Start/Early Head Start (ages 0-4)
303 Ferguson
Mail: P.O. Box 369
Taylor, Texas 76574
(512) 365-1070
Fax: Same
E-mail:dtrejo@owbc-tx.orgHutto Head Start (3-5)
80 Mager Lane
Hutto, Texas 78634
(512) 642-3144
E-mail:vvalles@owbc-tx.orgMary Bailey Head Start (ages 3-5)
601 N. College
Georgetown, Texas 78626
(512) 863-5259
Fax: (512) 819-9507
E-mail: llechow@owbc-tx.orgRawleigh Elliott Head Start/Early Head Start (ages 0-4)
103 Holly St.
Georgetown, Texas 78626
(512) 864-9733
Fax: (512) 864-9095
E-mail:kadams@owbc-tx.orgRound Rock Head Start (ages 3-5)
1001 E. Main Street
Round Rock, Texas 78664
(512) 255-4536
Fax: (512) 255-2792
E-mail:aganner@owbc-tx.orgT.H. Johnson Head Start (4s)
3100 Duck Lane
Taylor, TX 76574
(512) 352-2275
Fax: (512) 365-2112

Burnet County – Sites

Burnet Head Start (ages 0-5)
602 N. Wood St.
P.O. Box 1356
Burnet, Texas 78611
(512) 756-4777
Fax: (512) 756-9995
E-mail:vnunnery@owbc-tx.orgHighland Lakes Head Start (ages 3-4)
8200 West FM 1431
Mail: P.O. Box 2392
Granite Shoals, Texas 78654
(830) 598-7667
Fax: Same
E-mail:dfeist@owbc-tx.orgMarble Falls Head Start (ages 0-4)
901 Ave. U
Mail: P.O. Box 1491
Marble Falls, Texas 78654
(830) 693-2887
Fax: (830) 598-7667

The Opportunities for WBC Head Start Policy Council meets monthly at the Mary Bailey Head Start Center in Georgetown.

Agenda: Unless required to post history, we can start with the most current meeting agenda

Minutes: Unless required to post previous minutes, we can start with the most current meeting minutes

By-Laws: What are the most current by-laws?

Download our Head Start Policy Council By-Laws

The OWBC Head Start Policy Council is the governing body of the Head Start program, and works together in the spirit of shared governance with the Board of Directors and Staff in providing guidance and direction for the program. It is comprised of enrolled parents elected from their centers, community representatives and a designated representative from the OWBC Board of Directors.

Head Start 101 – Session 2

Handouts For The Above Training:

Download Head Start 101 – Session 2 handouts

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Contact Us

Central Office – Georgetown • (512) 763-1400  |  Fax: (512) 763-1411
Director: Lynore Samford

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