Early Childhood & Family Support

    North Carolina

    Early Childhood & Family Support offers families exemplary childcare services that ensure children start school ready to learn and succeed.

    As children grow and prepare to succeed in school, parents are encouraged to actively participate in their education and strengthen family bonds.

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    HEAD START PROGRAMS

    Receive high-quality early childhood education at your centers or in your home.

    North Carolina’s Early Childhood & Family Support program provides services to eligible families with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years in Head Start centers in Caswell, Chatham, Sampson, and Wake counties.

    Head Start is a comprehensive program that offers quality early education in and out of the home, parenting education, health and social-emotional wellness services (including for women before, during, and after pregnancy), nutrition education, and family support services.

    While we guide the very young as they learn and play, we also share our expertise with parents. By actively participating in their children’s early education, parents enhance their development and create strong family bonds.

    In North Carolina, Telamon offers:

    • Early Head Start: Infant and toddler childcare for children up to age 3 and pregnant women
    • Early Head Start Home-Based Parenting Education: In-home education program for child and parent or pregnant women
    • Head Start: Preschool for children ages 3 to 5

    Center-Based Services

    Each child receives a personalized educational program at the Head Start centers based on their specific strengths and needs. Through structured learning activities, play, and group learning experiences, children enter kindergarten with learning and social skills that rival that of their classmates.

    Home-Based Services include weekly 90-minute home visits and two play group activities per month for parents and their children. Our home visitors are knowledgeable and experienced professionals who can answer questions about:

    • Child development
    • Early childhood education
    • Principles of child health, safety and nutrition
    • Adult learning principles
    • Family dynamics

     

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    PARTICIPATE IN A RESPECTED HEAD START PROGRAM.

    Head Start, created in 1965, is a federally funded school readiness program rooted in the idea that parents are their child’s most important teachers. All centers offer:

    • Education: Plan interactive learning experiences to help children grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Children learn and play through activities they initiate on their own.
    • Health: Provide vital services such as immunizations; dental, medical, mental health, and nutritional services; and early identification of health problems. The earlier a disability is detected, the better a child’s chances of succeeding in school and in life.
    • Parent Engagement: Encourage parents to participate in programs and workshops, serve in leadership roles, and volunteer with activities. Parents must be active partners in their child’s education.
    • Family Support: Seek to provide assistance if families have additional needs. By tackling challenges in a family’s life, we pave the way for success.

    The programs are supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights and activities on any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Download the North Carolina Head Start Annual Report.

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    ENROLL IN OUR FAMILY-FOCUSED PROGRAMS.

    If you’re looking for a quality early childhood center for your child, Telamon might have an opening for you. Our centers accept new families year-round — applying is as easy as knowing your A-B-Cs.

    Apply to a Head Start center in your community.

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    Your local program will provide the required forms and answer your questions. It will tell you what documents you need to apply.

    Be
    prepared.

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    Take a copy of one of these documents to your enrollment meeting:

    • Award letter (amount received) for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

    • W-2 form or 1040 tax information

    • Two recent pay stubs

    • Unemployment statement

    You’ll also need to provide a copy of at least one of the documents listed below:

    • Certified birth certificate

    • Hospital birth certificate

    • Health department birth certificate

    • Medicaid card

    Check
    your eligibility.

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    Eligibility is based on family income at or below the poverty level. Families in other situations — including homelessness, children in foster care, or receiving SSI or TANF — are also eligible. Discuss your situation with a local center coordinator.

    OUR SERVICES ARE FREE TO THOSE WHO QUALIFY.

    Available in Caswell, Chatham, Sampson and Wake counties.

    Call a center in your area or fill out the contact form below.
    Caswell County
    • Telamon NC Yanceyville Early Head Start* • 1149 Main Street, Yanceyville, NC 27379 (map) • 336-694-6942

     

    Chatham County
    • Telamon NC Chatham County Early Head Start and Head Start • 505 Martin Luther King Blvd., Siler City, NC 17344 (map) • 919-742-5316
    • Chatham Child Development Center** • 221 Chatham Square, Siler City, NC 27344 (map) • 919-663-2221

     

    Sampson County
    • Telamon NC Clinton Early Head Start and Head Start* • 606A College Street, Clinton, NC 28328 (map) • 910-590-1027
    • Telamon NC Dogwood Head Start • 201 Dogwood Circle, Clinton, NC 28328 (map) • 910-592-4014
    • Telamon NC Union Head Start • 10400 Taylors Bridge Highway, ClintonNC 28328 (map) • 910-532-2563
    • Telamon NC Hargrove Head Start • 7725 Faison Highway, FaisonNC 28341 (map) • 910-533-2071
    • Telamon NC Hobbton Head Start • 12361 Hobbton Highway, Newton GroveNC 28366 (map) • 910-594-0590
    • Telamon NC Midway Early Head Start and Head Start • 1428 Midway Elementary School Road, DunnNC 28334 (map) • 910-567-2823
    • Telamon NC Harrells Head Start • 45 Park Avenue, HarrellsNC 28444 (map) • 910-532-6060
    • Telamon NC Charles E. Perry School Early Head Start and Head Start* • 705 Boone Street, RoseboroNC 28382 (map) • 910-525-4000

     

    Wake County
    • Telamon NC Crosby Head Start* • 568 East Lenoir Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 (map) • 919-857-9427
    • Telamon NC Parkway Early Head Start and Head Start* • 102 YMCA Drive, Cary, NC 27513 (map) • 919-657-0577
    • Telamon NC Knightdale Early Head Start and Head Start* • 1020 Todd Road, Knightdale, NC 27545 (map) • 919-266-1240
    • Telamon NC Kentwood Head Start • 3920 Neely Street, RaleighNC 27606 (map) • 919-858-8660
    • Telamon NC Torchlight Academy Head Start • 3211 Bramer Drive, RaleighNC 27604 (map) • 919-829-9500
    • Torchlight Academy** • 3211 Bramer Drive, RaleighNC 27604 (map) • 919-829-9500
    • A Safe Place Childcare Center** • 1216 Cross Link Road, Raleigh, NC 27610 (map) • 919-833-9330
    • A Safe Place Childcare Center** • 201 Clarendon Crescent, S. Raleigh, NC 27610 (map) • 919-899-3536
    • Lots of Love** • 314 Bainbridge Circle, Garner, NC 27529 (map) • 919-779-9206
    • Bright Beginnings Child Development Center*** • 123 Bright Beginnings Way, Cary, NC 27519 (map) • 919-648-4529
    • Child Care Network** • 350 West Jones Street, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 (map) • 919-557-1219
    • Little Hands N Feet** • 2906 Brentwood Road, Raleigh, NC 27604 (map) • 919-981-0034

    * Home-based services available.

    ** Telamon partners with these agencies as part of the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership program: bringing together the best of Early Head Start and traditional child care.

     

    State Administrative Office

    Telamon NC Early Childhood and Family Support -  5560 Munford Road, Suite 201, Raleigh, NC 27612, (map) • 919-851-7611.

     

     

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