Head Start /
Early Head Start

About The Program

The Economic Opportunities Advancement Corporation (EOAC) is the grantee for the Head Start & Early Head Start program in McClennan and Falls Counties. The program is funded to serve 790 children and families in six centers and two collaborating school districts.  Services are also offered in the home. Eligibility for the program is determined by the child’s age and family income.


Early Head Start – 6 weeks – 3 years 

Head Start – 3 & 4-year old’s on or before September 1st

CENTER-BASED PROGRAM (McLennan and Falls Counties) 

Early childhood education services are provided by degreed or credentialed teachers in a classroom located in a Head Start/Early Head Start center or at a collaboration site located within an elementary school. Head Start Centers are open Monday-Friday, 7:30 am – 3:30 pm. Collaboration sites follow the schedule of the elementary school where they are located. 

HOME-BASED PROGRAM (McLennan County only) 

Services are provided in the home via weekly home visits with a Home Visitor who works together with the parent to plan ways to help the child learn using parent-child interactions, daily routines, and household materials. Group socialization activities are held two times per month.

Education Services

Children’s readiness for school is promoted through individualized learning experiences, including social skills, emotional well-being, language and literacy (reading) skills, mathematics, and science concepts. Early learning experiences also include each child and family’s cultural and linguistic heritage in relevant ways. Parents, including grandparents, foster parents, and other primary caregivers, are recognized as children’s first and most influential teachers.

Health Services

Safe and healthy learning experiences are provided indoors and outdoors daily. Nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snacks are also provided daily. We connect families with medical, dental, and mental health services to ensure children receive the care and attention they need through our partnerships with community agencies.

Family Well Being

Our Child & Family Advocates (CFA) partner with families to provide services that support family well-being and achieve family goals, such as housing stability, continued education, and financial security (jobs). Staff support and strengthen parent-child relationships and engage families in the learning and development of their children

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.