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.
We provide Migrant & Seasonal Head Start services to 264 children ages six weeks to five years old in four centers across the state. Youth initiative projects serve approximately 30 youth per season. The season of services is from July through October. Families are migrant farm workers who are primarily from Texas, Florida and North Carolina.
Head Start, vocational training and day care services became basic community action services in the 1960's. These services are still offered today but have continually changed to successfully meet the needs of a changing community. The comprehensive services of the Head Start Program have no equal. Children and families receive educational services and literacy training, dental and medical services for children who range in age from birth to five years, transportation on buses to Head Start Centers, classrooms on public school campuses, and dentist offices, speech therapy and services to meet the needs of children with disabilities, social and emotional developmental services, nutritional food for children, and nutritional training for parents. These are but a few of the services delivered each day in Head Start. Head Start addresses all of the areas children need to be successful in school and in life
WAGES Head Start & Early Head Start are quality comprehensive child and family development programs that serve pregnant women, infants and toddlers and their families, and preschool children ages three to five. The ultimate goal of WAGES Head Start & Early Head Start is to ensure that children enter kindergarten prepared to succeed and to give parents the tools they need to guarantee their child's success.
Head Start and Early Head Start provides services in Transylvania and Henderson Counties for 335 children from the ages of birth to five years old. Enrollees are served in eight different centers in Henderson County and two centers in Brevard.Five of the centers utilize Wrap-Around services which lengthen the classroom day and months of the year if needed, to provide child care for parents of children who are working or in job related training. Parents pay for Wrap-Around fees on a sliding scale basis. There is, however, no charge for participation in Head Start or Early Head Start.
YVEDDI is a non-profit organization of employees and volunteers dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals and families in Davie, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin Counties. We provide services through these quality programs: education, health and nutrition, support for victims and prevention of domestic abuse/sexual assault, transportation, and weatherization.
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 Children’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 it’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 families’ 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.