Community Action Opportunities Head Start Program
is currently taking applications for the 2023-2024 school
To apply for February, March, and April 2023, call the main office at 828-252-2495 and ask for a Family Service Associate.
Two-step Application Process:
Complete and submit this online Pre-Application.
Complete an in-person eligibility interview.
A staff member will contact you to set up an appointment.
An application is NOT complete until both steps have been completed.
If you have previously submitted an application to the CAO Head Start
Program for any child, please contact us by phone at 828-252-2495.
Applying does not guarantee that your child will be enrolled. Enrollment is
based on eligibility and the needs of the child/family.
Head Start Eligibility Guidelines:
Head Start serves children between the ages of 3-5 years.
A child must be 3 years old by August 31, 2023.
90% of families served must be under 100% of the Federal Poverty
10% of children served must have diagnosed special needs.
Please answer all of the questions and be sure to click SUBMIT when you are done.
Thank for your interest in Community Action Opportunities Head Start!
Please know that an email address is required to complete the online application. If you currently do not have an email address, please answer in the following way: firstname@lastname. For example, if your name is John Smith, you would enter John@Smith.
When you submit this application you are approving that it can be shared
with the NC Pre- Kindergarten program.
We will call you to set up an appointment to complete the eligibility
application. If you do not receive contact from a Head Start representative
within three business days please call 828-252-2495 and
ask for Customer Service.