OWBC has a tremendous impact on people’s lives with 12 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.
Check out our Implementation Plan for COVID-19 reopening here. This plan includes information regarding classroom set-up and arrangement, classroom materials and postings, staff and children’s health screening, PPE, child drop off and pick up, and much more.
Williamson County Centers
|Bagdad||Julie Lichtner||351 N. Bagdad Rd. Leander, TX 78641||(512) 259-9010|
|Bartlett||Debora Trejo||620 W. Clark St. Bartlett, TX 76511||(254) 527-4645|
|Florence||Maria Chavez||203 Adams St. Florence, TX 76527||(251) 793-9495|
|Harris Ross||Erika Crathers||303 Ferguson St. Taylor, TX 76574||(512) 365-1070|
|Hutto||Kate Adams||80 Mager Ln. Hutto, TX 78634||(512) 642-3144|
|Mary Bailey||Lisa Lechow||601 N. College St. Georgetown, TX 78626||(512) 863-5259|
|Rawleigh Elliott||Angela Ganner||103 Holly St. Georgetown, TX 78626||(512) 864-9733|
|Round Rock||Veronica Valles||1001 E. Main St. Round Rock, TX 78664||(512) 255-2792|
|THJ||Brianna Ortiz||3100 Duck Ln. Taylor, TX 76574||(512) 352-2275|
Burnet County Centers
|Burnet||Victoria Nunnery||602 N. Wood St. Burnet, TX 78611||(512) 756-4777|
|Falls High||Anna Perez||1800 Colt Circle, Marble Falls, TX 78654||(830) 798-3642|
|Marble Falls||Aletha Laterza||700 Ave. T, Marble Falls, TX 78654||(830) 693-0497|
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.
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.
Central Office: (512) 763-1400 | Fax: (512) 763-1411
Director: Lynore Samford