Greene Lamp, Inc., a Head Start Program of Kinston, NC

Head Start Program
Kinston NC 28501-3957
Contact Phone
(252) 527-5252
Greene Lamp Head Start is a comprehensive child development program serving low-income three and four year old children and their families in Lenoir and Greene Counties. Priority is given to four-year olds. Head Start provides services to 311 children and their families. Children must be 3 or 4 years of age on or before August 31st. The program’s major goal is to provide a child development program that will encompass educational, medical, dental, nutritional, mental health, social services, and parent needs, as they relate to the individual child and his/her family and community. Children with special needs are mainstreamed with other children. Head Start receives $1.5 million in federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services. A 20% match is provided by local agencies, local vendors, and volunteers. The Head Start project provides services to children for 6 hour days (8:30 am – 2:30 pm).
Who is Eligible?

Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well.

Families are encouraged to apply.

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