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
Regional Consolidated ServicesAlamance Caswell Randolph336.629.5141221 S Fayetteville StreetAsheboro NC 27204
Action PathwaysCumberland910.487.9100 x2155153 Morganton RdFayetteville NC 28302
Alexander County Head StartAlexander828.632.3809US Hwy 64-90 WestTaylorsville NC 28681
Bethlehem CenterMecklenburg866.788.63432702 Norfolk AvenueCharlotte NC 28203
Blue Ridge Community Action Inc.Burke Caldwell828.438.6255800 North Green StreetMorganton NC 28655
Blue Ridge Opportunity Commmission Inc.Alleghany Ashe Wilke336.903.2065710 Veterans DriveNorth Wilkesboro NC 28659
Cabarrus County Partnership for ChildrenCabarrus704.993.8278PO Box 87Kannapolis NC 28082
Catawba County Schools Early Head StartCatawba828.327.36892110 Main Ave SEHickory NC 28602
CDIBeaufort Martin Pitt562.650.9444415 East Blvd Ste 130Williamston NC 27892
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Pre-K/ Head StartOrange919-918-2153 x20291750 Merrit Mills RoadChapel Hill NC 27516
Child Care Resources IncMecklenburg704.376. 66974600 Park Rd Ste 400Charlotte NC 28209
Choanoke Area Development Association IncBertie Halifax Hertford Northampton252.539.4155120 Sessoms DriveRich Square NC 27869
CHTOP IncOrange919.490.5577 x248800 Eastowne Drive Suite 105Chapel Hill NC 27514
Cleveland County SchoolsCleveland704.734.2052105 E Ridge StKings Mountain NC 28066
Coastal Community Action IncCarteret Craven Jones Pamlico252.223.1630303 McQueen AvenueNewport NC 28570
Community Action OpportunitiesBuncombe Madison828.252.249525 Gaston StreetAsheville NC 28801
Duplin County Board of EducationDuplin910.296.6604PO Box 128Kenansville NC 28349
Durham Early Head StartDurham919.439.71071201 S Briggs Ave Suite 201Durham NC 27703
Durham Head StartDurham919.688.554121 West Seminary AvenueDurham NC 27702
East Coast Migrant Head Start Projectmultiple919.585.2809 x10182700 Wycliff Rd St 302Raleigh NC 27607
Economic Improvement Council IncCamden Chowan Currituck Dare Gates Hyde Pasquotank Perquimans Tyrrell Washington252.482.4495 x107712 Virginia RoadEdenton NC 27932
Family Infant & Preschool Program – The Riddle Institutecounty828.430.7967300 Enola RoadMorganton NC 28655
Family Services IncForsyth336.727.06171200 S Broad StreetWinston-Salem NC 27101
Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity IncFranklin Granville Vance Warren252.492.4196180 S Beckford Drive PO Box 1453Henderson NC 27536
Gaston Community Action IncGaston Lincoln704.866.8721223 Morris StreetGastonia NC 28052
Greene Lamp IncGreene Lenoir252.523.7770309 Summit AvenueKinston NC 28501
Guilford Child Development IncGuilford336.378.77001200 Arlington StreetGreensboro NC 27406
I-CARE IncIredell704.873.2858412 Winston AvenueStatesville NC 28687
Intermountain Children's ServicesAvery Mitchell Watauga Yancey828.688.21904929 S 226 HighwayBakersville NC 28705
Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action IncHarnett Johnston Lee919.934.21451102 Massey StreetSmithfield NC 27577
Kannapolis Board of Education Head StartCabarrus Rowan704.932.74331300 Glenn AvenueKannapolis NC 28081
Lumbee Regional Development AssociationRobeson252.789.4640415. East Blvd St 130Williamston NC 27892
Macon Program for ProgressMacon828.524.4471350 W Orchard View DriveFranklin NC 28734
McDowell County County Board of Education Head StartMcDowell2111 Sugar Hill RoadMarion NC 28752
Mountain Projects IncHaywood Jackson828.456.4546 x17489B Pidgeon StreetWaynesville 28786
Nash-Edgecombe Economic Development IncEdgecombe Nash Wilson252.442.8081200 North Church Street PO Box 2346Rocky Mount NC 27802-2346
New Hanover Schools Head StartNew Hanover910.254.41686410 Carolina Beach RdWilmington NC 28412
Onslow County Board of EducationOnslow910.989.2021200 Broadhurst RoadJacksonville NC 28540
Onslow County Partnership for Children Early Head StartOnslow910.577.1263900 Dennis RoadJacksonville NC 28546
Pender County Schools Pender910.259.7603210 E Fremont StreetBurgaw NC 28425
Person County Board of EducationPerson336.599.7585404 S Morgan StreetRoxboro NC 27573
Polk County SchoolsPolk828.894.3051125  E Mills StreetColumbus NC 28722
Qualia Boundary Head StartSwain828.554.6593PO Box 1178Cherokee NC 28719
Rockingham County GovernmentRockingham336.349.4762591 NC Hwy 65Reidsville NC 27320
Rutherford County Schools Head StartRutherford828.287.7568 x209141 Carver StreetSpindale NC 28160
Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency IncDavidson Montgomery Moore Rowan Stanly704.633.0003Salisbury NC 28145
Southeastern Community and Family Services IncBladen Brunswick Columbus Hoke Robeson Scotland910.277.3500405 Elm StLumberton NC 28359
Telamon CorporationChatham Wake866.437.90675560 Munford Road Suite 201Raleigh NC  27612
The Enola GroupAlexander Burke Caldwell828.475.0107PO Box 250Monroe NC 28111
Union County Community Action IncAnson Richmond704.283.1114150 Winchester AvenueMonroe NC 28111
Verner Center for Early LearningBuncombe828.298.08082586  Riceville RoadAsheville NC 28805
WAGES IncWayne919.734.1178601 East Royal AvenueGoldsboro NC 27533
Western Carolina Community Action IncHenderson Transylvania828.693.1711220 King Creek BlvdHendersonville NC 28793
Yadkin Valley Economic Development District IncDavie Stokes Surry Yadkin336.367.4993116 Baptist Church RoadBoonville NC 27011