Welcome to Early Head Start! Our services for infants, toddlers, and pregnant women prepare Mecklenburg County’s youngest children to succeed in the next level of learning and in life beyond school. To achieve this, we deliver services to children and families in core areas of early learning, health, and family well-being while engaging parents as partners every step of the way.
Parent means a Head Start child's mother or father, other family member (who has legal guardianship), who is a primary caregiver, foster parent or authorized caregiver, guardian or the person with whom the child has been placed for purposed of adoption pending a final adoption decree.
Your physical address will be used to determine which site your child will be placed. Your mailing address, if different from physical address, is where all mail communication will be sent.
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Family means all personal living in the same household who are supported by the child's parent(s) or guardian(s) income; and are related to the child's parent (s) or guardian (s) by blood, marriage, or adoption; or are the child's authorized caregiver or legally responsible party.
This application is used for NEW applicants only. If you have ever applied for any of Alliance Center for Education programs previously, please contact Shanett Smith at Shanett@ac4ed.org or 704-371-7444 to follow up.
- Your Address - Available Locations
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A member of our enrollment and selection team will contact you to complete your application. Your application does not guarantee placement in the Early Head Start program.
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