Children's Services

Head Start is a federally funded comprehensive child development program serving birth to five year old children from low income families. The goal is to enable the children to achieve social competence, school readiness goals and to assist families’ to achieve self-sufficiency. The children receive educational services, health/nutrition, and social services. The parents are assisted in becoming actively involved in their child’s educational process through parent involvement and literacy services. Head Start is free of charge to eligible families.
For more information contact:

Joy Wallace
Head Start Director

828-456-4546



Mountain Projects, Inc.
Center Locations

Head Start Administration Office
489 Pigeon Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
828-456-4546
Bright Beginnings Head Start A, B, & C
1155 North Main Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
828-452-4298

Edwina G. Hall Head Start A&B
384 Jones Cove Road
Clyde, NC 28721
828-627-0060

Fairview Head Start A & B 
 453 Fairview Road 
Sylva, NC 28779
828-586-4245 or 828-586-2528
Kneedler Child Development
Outreach Center
Campus Western Carolina University
69 Cordelia Camp Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723
828-293-1530 or 828-293-0645

Turner Head Start A & B
35 Peach Bloom Drive
Canton, NC 28716 
828-648-6637

Waynesville Head Start/Early Head Start
489 Pigeon Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
828-564-2516
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