Children’s Services


We are currently enrolling children for the 2020-2021 school year!  If you are interested, you may call 828-452-1447 in Haywood County or 828-586-2345 in Jackson County to make an appointment to complete an application. You may also fill out the MPI Pre-Application to apply.


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 the Head Start office at 828-456-4546

Center Locations

Head Start Administration Office
2177 Asheville Rd.
Waynesville, NC 28786

Waynesville Head Start A, B, C, D, E, & F
489 Pigeon St.
Waynesville, NC 28786
828-564-2516 or 828-564-2517

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

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

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