Research shows that the first five years of a child's life are crucial in regards to development. Head Start/Early Head Start programs strive to exceed the highest standards in Early Childhood Education. The programs are curriculum based and provide a range of services/opportunities for children and families in regards to: health, nutrition, education, parent engagement, and family services. Our Parent Handbook is one of the most valuable resources our program has to offer. It contains our policies and procedures as well as a resource guide. Follow the links below to find out more about each component.



Family Services

Health/Mental Health & Nutrition

Family Engagement

CALL 828-652-3229 to get more information about applying. If you are ready to apply, we will schedule an appointment with you to come in and fill out the application with a staff member. At that time, we will ask you to bring: the child's birth certificate, the child's Social Security number, and verification for all income in your household for the last 12 months or previous year.

All completed applications will go on the program's wait list for the center you specify. Your child's application ranking is based on the Federal Poverty guidelines and our program's local selection criteria. Head Start mandates that children and families with the most need be served first. Our selection criteria ensures that those children and families receive priority. However, ALL completed applications are placed on our wait list.