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Head Start
2024-2025 School Year Application

To be eligible your child must be 3 or 4yrs old as of August 31st. 


Early Head Start Application can be found using the same application above. 


La solicitud de Early Head Start se puede encontrar usando el mismo enlace anterior.

24'-25'NC Pre-K paper Applicants

 If you are not a Head Start returning student and would like to apply for the NC PRE-K program, please use the links provided below. 

Randolph Co

Alamance Co

  • How do I know if my family meets the low-income guidelines for enrollment?
    Please visit the Department of Health and Human Services webiste at
  • What If My Income Level Is Higher Than the Poverty Guidelines?
    Head Start programs may enroll up to 10% of children from families that have incomes above the Poverty Guidelines. Programs may also serve up to an additional 35% of children from families whose incomes are above the Poverty Guidelines, but below 130% of the poverty line if the program can ensure that certain conditions described in the section 645 (a)(1)(B)(iii)(II) of the Head Start Act have been met.
  • How Can I Get Involved with Head Start?
    Head Start welcomes volunteers. By becoming a volunteer you can help in the classroom and on field trips, assist in renovating centers, and support parent education. Your volunteer experience may later qualify you for training which can help you find employment in the child care field. For information about volunteering please contact your local Head Start center.
  • What are the qualifications of the teachers at Head Start?
    No less than fifty percent of all Head Start lead teachers, nationwide, have a baccalaureate degree in child development, early childhood education, or equivalent coursework. All lead teachers have at least an associate's or bachelor's degree in child development or early childhood education, equivalent coursework, or otherwise meet the requirements. Head Start assistant teachers, at a minimum, have a CDA credential or a state-awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the requirements for a CDA credential, are enrolled in a program that will lead to an associate or baccalaureate degree or, are enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of the time of hire.
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