About Us

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.

Head Start Centers

Williamson County Centers

CenterDirectorAddressPhone Number
BagdadJulie Lichtner351 N. Bagdad Rd. Leander, TX 78641(512) 259-9010
BartlettDebora Trejo620 W. Clark St. Bartlett, TX 76511(254) 527-4645
FlorenceMaria Chavez203 Adams St. Florence, TX 76527(251) 793-9495
Harris RossErika Crathers303 Ferguson St. Taylor, TX 76574(512) 365-1070
HuttoKate Adams80 Mager Ln. Hutto, TX 78634(512) 642-3144
Mary BaileyLisa Lechow601 N. College St. Georgetown, TX 78626(512) 863-5259
Rawleigh ElliottAngela Ganner103 Holly St. Georgetown, TX 78626(512) 864-9733
Round RockVeronica Valles1001 E. Main St. Round Rock, TX 78664(512) 255-2792
THJBrianna Ortiz3100 Duck Ln. Taylor, TX 76574(512) 352-2275

Burnet County Centers

CenterDirectorAddressPhone Number
BurnetVictoria Nunnery602 N. Wood St. Burnet, TX 78611(512) 756-4777
Falls HighAnna Perez1800 Colt Circle, Marble Falls, TX 78654(830) 798-3642
Marble FallsAletha Laterza700 Ave. T, Marble Falls, TX 78654(830) 693-0497

Family Handbook

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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.

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

Contact Us

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

Client Satisfaction Survey