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Call Us: 919.934.2145 /  1102 Massey Street | P.O. Drawer 711, Smithfield, NC 27577

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. 

Head Start Application - English

Head Start Application - Spanish

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

Donna Barnette

EHS/HS Director

Email: dbarnette@jlhcommunityaction.org

Elaine Langdon

Education Manager (Johnston County) 

Email: elainelangdon@yahoo.com

Karen Wall

Education Manager (Lee, Harnett Counties)

Email: kwallheadstart@gmail.com 

Tekella Sanders 
Mental Health/Disabilities Manager
Email:
tSandersjlhca@gmail.com 

Sarah Flowers 
Health Manager  
Email: 
jlhca.hm@gmail.com

Cathy Herron 
Nutrition Manager 
Email: 
herron781@gmail.com

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

Ricardo Saines 
Transportation/Facilities Manager  
Email:
rsaines_men4tots@yahoo.com

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Center Locations

Johnston County

Benson Head Start

ID# 51000167

221 West Hill Street, Benson, NC 27504

(919) 207-0388

Early Head Start Learning Center

ID# 51000716

907 N Webb Street, Selma, NC  27576 

(919) 965-2211

Princeton Head Start

ID# 51000090

308 S. James St., Princeton, NC 27569 

(919) 936-2604

Smithfield Head Start

ID# 5151958

1102 Massey St., Smithfield, NC 27577 

(919) 934-2145

Clayton Head Start

ID# 51000121

301 Champion St., Clayton, NC 27520 

(919) 553-3681

Edgerton Court Head Start

ID# 5155138

1605 Dail St., Smithfield, NC 27577 

(919) 209-0389

Selma Head Start

ID# 5155015

605 W. Noble St., Selma, NC 27576 

(919) 965-8631

Playmates Child Care

ID# 

2081 Hwy 70A E., Pine Level, NC 27576 

(919) 202-9700

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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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