Starr County

Starr County

This mostly rural area lies along the Texas-Mexico border in South Texas. In Starr County, AVANCE operates center-based Head Start and Early Head Start programs and provides the Parent-Child Education Program to enrolled families.

Meeting People Where They Are

Early Head Start

Early learning, health and family well-being services are provided for income eligible infants and toddlers, 6 weeks to age three in licensed child development facilities. Services to pregnant mothers and families, including prenatal support and follow-up, are provided in the family's home through weekly home visits. 

Head Start

Comprehensive early learning, health and family well-being services are provided to income eligible children ages 3-5 in licensed child development facilities. Center-based services are provided full day, full year Monday-Friday .

Parent Child Education Program (PCEP)

PCEP is AVANCE’s core foundational program that teaches parents how to become their child’s first teacher. Families enrolled with AVANCE Head Start/Early Head Start are eligible to take part in parenting curriculum which includes developmentally appropriate activities that build on in-home instruction.  Learn more about PCEP here.

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Center Locations

270 W Huisache St
Rio Grande City, TX 78582

708 West Water St
Rio Grande City, TX 78582

1409 West Canales St
Rio Grande City, TX 78582

101 Rio Vista Blvd
Rio Grande City, TX 78582

1334 4th St
Roma, TX 78584

What people say about us

“El Nogal is a very safe and clean environment to have your children in, the teachers and staff are amazing with our children. My child Addilyn loves it there with her teachers and friends, she’s learned so much as she’s growing up thanks to the staff there at El Nogal. I recommend AVANCE to any and every parent that is looking for great childcare. Although the hours may vary to a certain time, I love it and would highly recommend El Nogal to any parent that needs childcare for their child.”

Madelyn Gomez
AVANCE Parent,

EHS-Starr County

"Our family loves the Head Start program. It has enriched my children's lives so much! It has been their classroom and home away from home. They have learned so much from the Head Start program. Thanks to their amazing teachers, my three eldest were not only ready for pre-k but so advanced and continue to be to this day. My youngest is currently enrolled in AVANCE's Early Head Start program and is loving every minute of it. She has learned so much in just one short year and having fun doing it! We are truly grateful for this program and for the opportunity to continue being a part of the AVANCE family."

Rosario Garza
AVANCE Parent,
EHS-Starr County

Contact Information

213 W. 2nd. St., Rio Grande City, TX 78582

(956) 476-404