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 46 counties in the state of South 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.
Beaufort-Jasper Head Start is one of several programs sponsored by Beaufort-Jasper Economic Opportunity Commission. Head Start is a federally funded program that provides preschool children of low-income families and children with disabilities with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional and needs. At least ten percent of the total number of enrollment opportunities are made available to children with disabilities.
Head Start provides comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, social and many other services to economically challenged children and their families in Chester, Lancaster, Union and York Counties.
GLEAMNS Head Start is a comprehensive child development program which serves 1665 children from three to five years old and their families. We are a child-focused program and have an overall goal of increasing the school readiness and social competence of young children in low-income families.
Head Start is a comprehensive school readiness program serving children ages 0-5 that has a strong focus on ensuring that they start school ready to learn. They offer many other services to these children to help them and to support their families. Families may enroll their children in Head Start programs based on their income and a number of other factors. Lowcountry Community Action Agency, Inc. serves over three hundred children in Colleton and Hampton County.
Head Start is a full day pre-school program for three, four and five year olds from low income families. It promotes the cognitive, physical, emotional, psychological and social development of children, including those with disabilities, and provides assistance to their families through educational, social, nutritional, health, disabilities, family partnership, transportation and transition services components. Staff members work closely with families and community agencies to meet the comprehensive needs of all children.
Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. The Head Start staff recognize that, as parents, you are the first and most important teachers of your children. They will welcome your involvement in Head Start activities, and will work as partners with you to help your child progress.
Piedmont Community Actions Head Start is a non-profit agency that serves approximately 570 low-income children in Cherokee and Spartanburg counties. Our mission is to prepare our three and four-year-olds to enter kindergarten by helping them acquire the knowledge, attitude, and confidence needed to be academically competitive from the start. This will increase their chance of success in the public schools which, in turn, will ultimately help break the circle of poverty many families are trapped in.
The Head Start Program provides quality comprehensive child development services to 1,380 three and four year old children and their families. In 2008, the program operated twenty-three centers and seventy-five classrooms. Children attend classes from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The program implements the High/Scope Curriculum which is a nationally recognized curriculum framework appropriate for young children.
Head Start is a federally-funded comprehensive child development program for 3 and 4 year old children. Besides the learning activities, the program ensures that children receive needed medical services, including age-appropriate screening and immunizations, dental check-ups, and nutrition and social services. A family service plan is developed to help improve the ability of the family to meet their needs. Parent involvement is a key element of Head Start.
Head Start programs were established to provide early, continuous, intensive and comprehensive child development and family support services on a year-round basis.
The purpose of the program is to:
Enhance children’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development
To support parents’ efforts to fulfill their parental roles
To help parents move toward self-sufficiency