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DEPARTMENTS & SERVICES
SAMPSON COUNTY HEAD START
Sampson County Head Start
Head Start is a federally funded comprehensive preschool program designed to meet the emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs of 3-5 year olds and their families. Children who attend Head Start participate in a number of educational activities; they receive free medical and dental care, have healthy meals and snacks and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in safe settings. The goal of the Head Start program is to promote and prepare all eligible children and their families for a more successful life.

Head Start Sites/Hours of Operation
Sampson County offers Head Start programs in Clinton, Garland, Harrells, Faison, Roseboro, Newton Grove, and in the Midway community. Head Start centers are open from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each weekday.

The Head Start Central Administrative Office is located with in the County Complex on Rowan Road and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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Enrollment
Parents or guardians of children 3-4 years old may obtain an application for enrollment for the Head Start program at each Head Start site or at the Central Administrative Office on Rowan Road. The application must be accompanied by a copy of the child’s birth certificate, immunization record, social security card, Medicaid card (if applicable), and proof of income in the form of a check stub, W-2 form, tax return, child support stubs, WFFA income, or SSI letter indicating amount of income.

After the application is processed, eligible applicants are placed on a waiting list. Children who are from the lowest income bracket have first priority, as are children with special needs. Applications are ranked and points are given for certain criteria. There are limited spots available at each Head Start center, and slots are filled from the waiting list. Selections are made in May of each year by the Head Start Policy Council (an advisory board appointed by the Sampson County Board of Commissioners). Applicants are notified by letter of their acceptance.

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Director:
Lacy Bell, Jr.
headstart@sampsonnc.com



Physical Address:
373 Rowan Street
Clinton, North Carolina 28328

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 127
Clinton, North Carolina 28329

Telephone: (910) 592-7323
Facsimile: (910) 590-3496

   
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