EOAC Head Start and Early Head Start is a family centered child development program whose mission is to promote school readiness and parent and family engagement.. Head Start/Early Head Start are comprehensive programs designed to foster the healthy development of young children from low-income families. The programs have grown from a brief, eight-week summer program for preschoolers in 1965 to a 10 month Head Start program serving 873 children in McLennan and Falls Counties and Early Head Start year-round program, serving 126 children from 6 weeks to three and pregnant women.
Children participate in a variety of educational activities that reflect best practices in early childhood education. We strive to create a learning environment that will develop cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. We encourage parents to build their skills by becoming engaged in our programs, doing this not only strengthens their parenting skills but also helps to increase self-confidence in their role as an advocate for their child and family.
EOAC has served as grantee of the Head Start program since 1965 and the Early Head Start program since 2002. Head Start services are provided at nine locations in McLennan County and one location in Falls County. Forty-eight classrooms are operated in these locations. Head Start and Early Head Start provide part-day and full-day classes. We are open to all children and families regardless to race, color, national origin, gender, and disability.
Support is offered in the following areas for both Head Start & Early Head Start
Health and Dental Screenings
Family Engagement & Support
Services to Children with Disabilities
Full Nutrition Program
We extend to you an invitation to visit any of our sites during hours of operation.
Welcome to EOAC Head Start/Early Head Start
. EOAC HEAD START
EARLY HEAD START
CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Serving Children and Families in
McLennan and Falls Counties
We're excited you're here. We're looking forward to a year filled with lots of early learning and family engagement. Please take a look at the exciting and wonderful things happening at EOAC Head Start/Early Head Start during the 2016-2017 early learning year!