• North Carolina Early Head Start Locations

    north carolina early head start

     Telamon Service Area
    • 1149 Main Street, Yanceyville, NC 27379 (map) • (336) 694-6942

    Early Head Start Home-Based Program Office

    • 5560 Munford Road, Suite 103, Raleigh, NC 27612 (map) • (919) 747-7892

  • North Carolina Early Head Start

    We operate Early Head Start in Wake, Chatham, Caswell and Sampson Counties, providing childcare to and services to 310 infants, toddlers and pregnant women each year in centers, a home base program and a combination center- and home-based program. Services are provided year round to eligible families.


    Early Head Start (EHS) provides childcare to low-income pregnant women and families with children from birth through age 3 years, most of who are at or below the federal poverty level or who are eligible for Part C services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in their state.

    The program model focuses on providing high quality, flexible, and culturally competent child development and parent support services with an emphasis on the role of the parent as the child’s first and most important relationship.

    It is a comprehensive full day, full year program that includes quality early education in and out of the home, parenting education, health and mental health services, including services to women before during and after pregnancy, nutrition education and family support services.


    EHS home-based services include:

    • weekly 90-minute home visits and
    • two group socialization activities per month for parents and their children.

    Home visitors have knowledge and experience in:

    • child development and early childhood education
    • principles of child health, safety, and nutrition
    • adult learning principles
    • family dynamics


    • Age: 0-3 years old OR Pregnant women (regardless of age)
    • Income: Low income, must qualify based on income guidelines
  • The nutrition services provided by each Telamon Head Start program are supported by the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).