Head Start & Early Head Start programs are Federal programs adminstered by the Administration for Children and Families in Washington, D.C. Head Start has been operating in McDowell County as a part of the McDowell County School system since 1965.
Our program is income based, however, there are a number of other factors that can qualify children for our program. We are required to use the Federal Poverty Guidelines to determine income eligibility, but we also have a local selection criteria that helps us determine which children would benefit most from our program services. For more information visit: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/how-apply
To complete an application you can call our Main Office at 652-3229. A staff member will make an appointment with you to complete an application by phone.
Or, visit the following links to start an application online:
Once you have completed the online application someone will contact you to complete the process.
You can also scan the QR codes below to complete an application in either English or Spanish: