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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.

North Carolina Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties

Recently Updated Center in North Carolina Head Start Program Database:

Telamon Corporation - North Carolina
Raleigh NC NC
: (919) 851-761
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. Telamon’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.
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.
Alexander County Head Start
Taylorsville NC 28681-0128
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.
Blue Ridge Community Action, Inc.
Morganton NC 28655-5610
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.
Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission Head Start
North Wilkesboro NC 28659-4515
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:
Cabarrus County Schools Head Start
Concord NC 28025
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.
CCAP, Inc. Head Start.
Fayetteville NC 28314-1525
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.
Chapel Hill Carrboro Pre-K/Head Start
Chapel Hill NC 27516-2878
Pre-K/Head Start is... A locally and federally funded child development program serving three and four year old children throughout the community Committed to actively recruiting and enrolling children with disabilities/special needs A comprehensive program that provides education, health, mental health, nutrition, parent involvement, family services, and disability services A leader in efforts to improve early childhood education A provider of parent education and life skills training that will improve the quality of life for families and children Designed to meet the needs of the community served and enhance its ethnic and cultural characteristics Committed to respecting and enabling parents as the primary educators of their children The hope for a better tomorrow and the promise of a brighter future
Chapel Hill Training Outreach Project, Inc.
Chapel Hill NC 27514-2215
The Orange County Head Start and Early Head Start program began in 1997 as an Early Head Start program. Originally, the program was funded to serve 100 children age birth to three and pregnant women in low-income households in Orange County, NC. In 2003, the Pre-K Head Start program was added with funding to serve 80 additional children and families in Northern Orange County