Federally-funded head start programs help prepare young children from low-income families, ages birth to five years old, and their parents for the social and educational challenges that young children face as they develop. Each head start program focuses on providing comprehensive services designed to enhance a child's emotional, social, cultural, language, reading, mathematics, science, health and nutrition education.
This head start center locator page contains links to listings of programs offered in the 95 counties in the state of North Carolina. Each listings page contains the name, address and contact information for a specific county's available centers. From that page, use additional links to explore individual center facts, application instructions and directions.
Our head start center locator features the number of head start centers per county in parentheses ( ) to the right of the county names. To see a current list of your county's head start centers, click your county's name.
Head Start is a federal preschool program that promotes the school readiness of children ages birth to 5 from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Telamon operates three types of Head Start programs for disadvantaged families: Head Start (preschool for children ages 3 to 5 years old), Early Head Start (childcare for children 0 to 3 years old and pregnant women), and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (childcare and preschool for children of eligible farmworkers ages 0 to 5 years old). Children with disabilities are encouraged to participate in all programs. Telamonâ€™s approach to Head Start services includes:
East Coast Migrant Head Start Project's early education services are designed to put each child we serve on a path to school success. Our culturally-responsive curriculum targets the language, literacy, and other school readiness skills of older toddlers and preschoolers in each of their languages. For our infants and young toddlers, learning is nurtured through warm relationships with responsive teachers who understand each child's style and rate of learning.
Our campus provides the only licensed 5 Star Preschool services for children three and four years old in Alexander County. Children enjoy a wide variety of experiences and activities in a structured schedule of daily school routines. Families enjoy a wealth of parent training opportunities designed to their preferences. Head Start, More at Four, Pre-K Part Day & Extended Day, and the Exceptional Childrenâ€™s Pre-school Programs combine to offer preschool for every need. All our classes use the highly acclaimed Creative Curriculum and our teachers hold Baccalaureate Degrees.
Head Start is a federal program for preschool children from low-income families. The Head Start program is operated by local non-profit organizations in almost every county in the country. Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of educational activities. They also receive free medical and dental care, have healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe setting.
Head Start helps all children succeed. Services are offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. Children in Head Start are between the ages of three and five years old.
BROC Head Start is a federally funded program that helps low-income children, their families, and the communities overcome the effects of poverty and prepares children to start school. Since itâ€™s inception, BROC Head Start has succeeded by promoting school readiness in children and self-sufficiency for their families. The BROC Head Start program has been operating in Allegheny, Ashe and Wilkes Counties since 1966 under the sponsorship of BROC. Head Start is designed to meet the familiesâ€™ needs to function to full potential in the following ways:
The Office of Head Start provides a grant to Cabarrus County Schools to provide comprehensive child development services to 176 both economically disadvantaged and at risk three and four year old children and families, with a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school.
Head Start is a Federally funded child development program that provides free social and educational opportunities for income eligible children from ages 0-5, including children with special needs and pregnant women. The program is designed to prepare eligible children with essential skills needed to enter the public school system.
CADA Head Start serves 533 three- and four-year-old children in Bertie, Halifax, Hertford, and Northampton counties.Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ CADA Head Start children scored higher than national averages on literacy, language, and math last year.Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ CADA Head Start has some of the highest licensure-rated preschool classrooms in northeastern North Carolina.
Head Start has served children and families in Cleveland County for over 40 years. The program is administered by Cleveland County Schools and currently serves 244 children ages 3-5. There are 14 classrooms located in 11 elementary schools through the county. Children must meet certain criteria in order to qualify for Head Start services.
CCA Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive child development and family focused programs which serve high-risk children from birth to age 5, and their families. The program is child-focused and has an overall goal of increasing the school readiness of young children in low-income families. To achieve this goal we are committed to a set of core values that include: quality services, inclusion, family empowerment, community collaboration, child, family, and staff learning, advocacy, overall wellness, and diversity.