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JLH Community Action Head Start/Early Head Start Program

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This three-county, comprehensive child development program is designed to meet children and family needs thru licensed center-based care. The primary goal of the Head Start/Early Head Start programs is providing quality developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children birth to five years of age. Early Head Start/Head Start provides a comprehensive child development program that addresses the individual, physical, educational, nutritional, mental, social and emotional development of infants, toddlers and preschool participants. The program also serves the needs of pregnant mothers during prenatal and post-delivery. 

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Scan the QR code to apply online for Head Start Enrollment- ENGLISH VERSION

Scan the QR code to apply online for Head Start Enrollment - SPANISH VERSION

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MANAGEMENT TEAM - 1102 Massey Street, Smithfield, NC, 919-934-2145:

Donna Barnette

EHS/HS Director

Email: dbarnetteccs@aol.com

Janice Wright

EHS/HS Assistant Director

Email: jwrightjlhca@gmail.com

Tawanna McKoy-Chance

Education Manager (Johnston County)

Email: tymearchance2312@gmail.com 

Margaret Allen

Education Manager (Harnett & Lee Counties)

Email: mmallen_lam@yahoo.com 

Jacqueline Bober

Area Supervisor

Email: jacqueb1004@gmail.com

Elaine Langdon

Training Manager (All Counties) 

Email: elainelangdon@yahoo.com

Katrenna Gomez
Health Manager  
Email: 
katrennagomez@aol.com

Vivian Leggett

Area Supervisor

Email: leggettvivian33@gmail.com

Mary Sanders 
Family Services Manager 
Email: 
misfsm6@gmail.com

Aurora Connelly
Mental Health/Disabilities Manager
Email:
alconnelly731@gmail.com 

M'Shara Watlington
Transportation/Facilities Manager  
Email:
watlin02@email.franklin.edu

Melissa Richards
Component Assistant  
Email:
melissakaye7384@gmail.com

Jessica Murray
Transportation/Facilities Assistant  
Email:
 jaymurray414@gmail.com

Cathy Herron 
Nutrition Manager 
Email: 
herron781@gmail.com

Jocelyn Crumble
Intake/Compliance Auditor  
Email:
jocecrumb@gmail.com

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Center Locations

Johnston County

Church Street Head Start

ID# 51000938

215 S. Third Street, Smithfield, NC27577

(919) 618-0872

Clayton Head Start

ID# 51000121

301 Champion St., Clayton, NC 27520 

(919) 553-3681

Early Head Start Learning Center

ID# 51000716

907 N Webb Street, Selma, NC  27576 

(919) 965-2211

Edgerton Court Head Start

ID# 5155138

1605 Dail St., Smithfield, NC 27577 

(919) 209-0389

Princeton Head Start

ID# 51000090

308 S. James St., Princeton, NC 27569 

(919) 936-2604

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Smithfield Head Start

ID# 5151958

1102 Massey St., Smithfield, NC 27577 

(919) 934-2145

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Lee County

Lee County Head Start Learning Center

ID# 53000271

209 McCormick Blvd., Lemon Springs, NC 28355

(919) 777-9073

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HARNETT COUNTY

Dunn Head Start Learning Center

ID# 43000498

610 East Johnson St., Dunn, NC 28334

(910) 230-0276

Shirley Whitley Child Development Center Head Start

ID# 43000579

747 Shawtown Road, Lillington, NC 27546

(910) 814-2651

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