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 our Pre-Application Contact Form for someone to contact you with more information.

Meal Delivery Update

Friday, March 27 will be the last day we will serve daily meals through our Head Start program.  Parents are encouraged to take advantage of daily meals through the local school systems for all children in their families aged 1 to 18.

Haywood County Schools will provide breakfast and lunch daily to anyone aged 1 to 18.  Meals can be picked up from 11:00 to 1:00 Monday-Friday at most Haywood County schools.  To pick up a meal at one of the schools, you just need to show up.  Meals are also being delivered along their regular morning bus routes.  To sign up for meals to be delivered, parents should call the Haywood County Schools bus transportation department at 828-456-4241.

In Jackson County, meals will be provided to anyone aged 1 to 18 during the extended school closure.  Meals are delivered along their regular bus routes Monday-Friday.  To sign up, parents need to fill out the form on the Jackson County Schools’ website by 5:00 PM the day before they want the meals to begin.  The form is located at


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
By EMail
Mountain Projects, Inc.

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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