North Carolina Head Start Association

Locate a Head Start Program

Apply for Head Start Services

Find Your Local Head Start Program

Use the Head Start Center Locator to find a local Head Start Center near your home. For more information contact the program directly using the phone number listed or from the table below.


What is Head Start?


Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide low-income families with free learning and development services for their children ages birth to 5. All programs welcome children with disabilities. Some Early Head Start programs also provide prenatal services for pregnant people.



Head Start Career Opportunities

Search for a Head Start in North Carolina by clicking the link and using the search options to select North Carolina.  Each Head Start program does its own hiring based on individual program needs and staffing plans. To apply for a job or check the status of an application, please contact that program directly.

Head Start Agencies Across North Carolina

AgencyCounties ServedPhoneAddressCity/State/Zip
Action Pathways Cumberland910.487.9100 5153 Morganton RdFayetteville NC 28302
Alexander County Head Start Alexander828.632.3809US Hwy 64-90 WestTaylorsville NC 28681
Alliance Center for Education Mecklenburg 704.375.1417
Blue Ridge Community ActionBurke, Caldwell828.438.6255800 North Green StreetMorganton NC 28655
Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission Alleghany, Ashe, Wilkes336.903.2065710 Veterans DriveNorth Wilkesboro NC 28659
Catawba County SchoolsCatawba828.327.36892110 Main Ave SEHickory NC 28602
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District Orange 919.918.2153 750 Merrit Mills RoadChapel Hill NC 27516
Child Care ResourcesMecklenburg, Burke704.376. 66974600 Park Rd Ste 400Charlotte NC 28209
Children & Families First Guilford336.378.7700122 Arlington StGreensboro, NC 27406
Choanoke Area Development AssociationHalifax, Northampton, Bertie, Hertford 252.539.4155120 Sessoms DriveRich Square NC 27869
Cleveland County Partnership for ChildrenCleveland 704.734.2052 1205 Northside DriveShelby, NC 28150
Cleveland County SchoolsCleveland 704.734.2052105 E Ridge StKings Mountain NC 28066
Coastal Community ActionCarteret, Craven, Jones, Pamlico252.223.1630303 McQueen AvenueNewport NC 28570
Community Action Opportunities Buncombe, Madison828.252.249525 Gaston StreetAsheville NC 28801
Duplin County Schools PreKDuplin910.296.6604PO Box 128Kenansville NC 28349
Durham Partnership for Children Durham1201 S. Briggs Ave., Suite 100Durham, NC 27703
East Coast Migrant Head Start ProjectHarnett, Nash, Bladen, Duplin, Pitt, Henderson, Pender919.585.2809 2700 Wycliff Rd St 302Raleigh NC 27607
East Coast Migrant Head Start ProjectSampson, Columbus919.585.2809 2700 Wycliff Rd St 302Raleigh NC 27607
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Swain
Economic Improvement CouncilCamden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, 252.482.4495712 Virginia RoadEdenton NC 27932
Economic Improvement CouncilPerquimans, Tyrrell, Washington, Pitt, Beaufort, Martin252.482.4495712 Virginia RoadEdenton NC 27932
Families and Communities RisingOrange919-490-55774220 NC-55 Suite 330 Durham, North Carolina 27713
Family Services of ForsythForsyth 336.727.06171200 S Broad StreetWinston-Salem NC 27101
Four Square Community Action Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Swain
Franklin Vance Warren OpportunityFranklin, Vance, Warren, Granville252.492.4196180 S Beckford Drive PO Box 1453Henderson NC 27536
Gaston Community Action Gaston, Lincoln704.866.8721223 Morris StreetGastonia NC 28052
Greene LampGreene,Lenoir252.523.7770309 Summit AvenueKinston NC 28501
I-CARE Catawba, Iredell704.873.2858412 Winston AvenueStatesville NC 28687
Intermountain Children's Services Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Yancey828.688.21904929 S 226 HighwayBakersville NC 28705
Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action Johnston, Lee, Harnett919.934.21451102 Massey StreetSmithfield NC 27577
Kannapolis City School District Rowan, Cabarrus704.932.74331300 Glenn AvenueKannapolis NC 28081
Macon Program for ProgressMacon828.524.4471350 W Orchard View DriveFranklin NC 28734
McDowell County Board of Education McDowell2111 Sugar Hill RoadMarion NC 28752
Mountain ProjectsHaywood, Jackson828.456.4546 489B Pidgeon StreetWaynesville 28786
Nash Edgecombe Economic DevelopmentNash, Edgecombe, Wilson252.442.8081200 North Church Street PO Box 2346Rocky Mount NC 27802-2346
New Hanover County SchoolsNew Hanover 910.254.41686410 Carolina Beach RdWilmington NC 28412
One Place OnslowOnslow 910.938-0336900 Dennis RoadJacksonville, NC 28546
Onslow County Board of EducationOnslow910.989.2021200 Broadhurst RoadJacksonville NC 28540
Pender County Schools Pender 910.259.7603210 E Fremont StreetBurgaw NC 28425
Person County SchoolsPerson 336.599.7585404 S Morgan StreetRoxboro NC 27573
Polk County SchoolsPolk 828.894.3051125  E Mills StreetColumbus NC 28722
Rockingham County SchoolsRockingham336.349.4762591 NC Hwy 65Reidsville NC 27320
Rutherford County Board of EducationRutherford828.287.7568 141 Carver StreetSpindale NC 28160
Salisbury Rowan Community Action Agency Davidson, Rowan704.633.66331300 W. Bank Street Salisbury NC 28144
Save the Children Cabarrus, Montgomery, Moore, Stanly980.777-1462310 Kerr Street NWConcord, North Carolina 28025
Southeastern Community Action Partnership, IncRobeson, Hoke, Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Scotland910.277.3500405 Elm StLumberton NC 28359
Telamon CorporationSampson, Chatham, Wake, Caswel866.437.90675560 Munford Road Suite 201Raleigh NC  27612
The Enola GroupAlexanderm Burke, Caldwell828.475.0107PO Box 250Monroe NC 28111
Union County Community ActionUnion, Anson, Richmond704.283.1114150 Winchester AvenueMonroe NC 28111
Verner Center for Early LearningBuncombe828.298.08082586  Riceville RoadAsheville NC 28805
Wayne Action Group for Economic SolvencyWayne919.734.1178601 East Royal AvenueGoldsboro NC 27533
Western Carolina Community ActionHenderson, Transylvania, Polk, Rutherford828.693.1711220 King Creek BlvdHendersonville NC 28793
YVEDDI Yadkin, stokes, Davie, Surry336.367.4993116 Baptist Church RoadBoonville NC 27011