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Head Start

Head Start

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families.

Program Description

Greene Lamp Head Start is a comprehensive child development program serving low-income three and four year old children and their families in Lenoir and Greene Counties. Priority is given to four-year olds. Head Start provides services to 311 children and their families. Children must be 3 or 4 years of age on or before August 31st. The program’s major goal is to provide a child development program that will encompass educational, medical, dental, nutritional, mental health, social services, and parent needs, as they relate to the individual child and his/her family and community. Children with special needs are mainstreamed with other children. Head Start receives $1.5 million in federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services. A 20% match is provided by local agencies, local vendors, and volunteers. The Head Start project provides services to children for 6 hour days (8:00 am – 2:30 pm).

About the Head Start Program

Location: Greene Lamp Community Action Program Head Start
Counties Served: Greene and Lenoir
Year Program Began: 1966
Number of Children Served: 311
Full Day, Full Year (August – May)
Total Annual Budget: 2.1 million
Primary Funding Sources: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/USDA

Key Features

5 Star Centers

Five-Day/ Full Day Program Option

Kindergarten School-Readiness Goals

Creative Curriculum

Learning Through Play Activities

Child / Teacher Directed Activities

Transportation Services

Health and Nutrition Services

Parent / Family Supportive Services

Mainstreaming of Children (I.E.P),Individual and Group Activities

Case Management

Holistic Approach to Learning