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Welcome To The World of Head Start

Head Start is a Federally funded child development program that provides free social and educational opportunities for income eligible children from ages 0-5, including children with special needs and pregnant women. The program is designed to prepare eligible children with essential skills needed to enter the public school system.

Welcome Back Head Start Students and Teachers


Head Start students are back in school! All 20 Cumberland County Head Start centers welcomed back students on August 26. Center-based staff came back the preceding week in preparation for this school year. We are already off to an excellent start and welcome back all of our wonderful students. On Wednesday, August 20, Head Start staff gathered for pre-service training prior to the students’ arrival.

“We are thrilled to start a brand new school year and look forward to everything in store for our children this year,” remarks Donna Barnette, Head Start Director. “We know that the influence we have on all 900 of these children is instrumental to their lifelong pursuit of education.”

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