Early Head Start


Now Enrolling!


Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded community-based program for low-income families with infants and toddlers and pregnant women. Its mission is simple: to promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women, enhance the development of very young children, and promote healthy family functioning. EHS evolved out of Head Start's long history of providing services to infants and toddlers through Parent Child Centers, Comprehensive Child Development Centers (CCDPs) and Migrant Head Start programs.

AVANCE Early Head Start works in partnership with the parents and community programs to provide responsive and consistent care in a nurturing and sensitive environment, which provides optimal health, growth, and development of infants and toddlers. We believe that parents are their child’s first and most important educators. We strive to provide families with the opportunity to better their lives and to reach their maximum potential through the program.

AVANCE Early Head Start offers a vast array of services including two service options: Home based and Center based. The program offers educational, nutritional, mental health/ wellness, social and prenatal support services. The program also offers parenting classes, GED, ESL and computer classes for all participating families.

All families wishing to enroll in Early Head Start must be income eligible by meeting the requirements of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, must live within the zip codes that we service: 77009, 77093, 77022, 77092 or PISD School Boundaries and have up to date immunizations, well child exams and dental exams for the children applying. We also reserve 10% of our enrollment for children with special needs and assist in providing or securing the proper resources to aid in the development and education of these children and their families

Contact Information:



4301 Dacoma St. 

Houston,TX 77092

Ph. (713) 812-0033

Fax (713) 812-0033


Janie B. Castro
Sr. Director of
Early Head Start and
Family Support Services

Kristie Mireles-Aleman
Assistant Director
of Early Head Start
713-812-0033 ext 219

Sandra Borrego
Admin. Assistant for
Sr. Director of EHS

Cheryl Matlock
Education Coordinator


  • Dacoma/Community

  • Pasadena

  • Home Based