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Head Start openings available in Southampton County
Head Start openings available in Southampton County

The Children’s Center has Head Start openings available for children in Southampton County.


To be eligible for Head Start, children must be at least three years old.


Families interested in Head Start in Southampton County should call Minnie Long at 653-9792.


The Children’s Center is also taking applications for Early Head Start and Head Start at all locations.


Early Head Start serves children ages birth through three and pregnant moms.


To enroll for Early Head Start or Head Start, you will need the following items to complete the enrollment application process: 


  • Birth certificate (Birth  Letter is acceptable for EHS only)
  • Proof of residency (Utility bill, lease, etc.)
  • Proof of income or eligibility using one of these:
    • W-2 or 1040 tax form
    • 4 most recent pay stubs                                            
    • TANF or SSI documentation
    •  Unemployment letter
    • Foster child documentation
    • Child Support documentation

 If you work and also receive child support or have other income, you must provide proof of that additional income.

  • Child’s current physical form
  • Child’s current immunization records
  • Child’s health insurance card
  • IEP or IFSP, if applicable, for children with a disability


Applications are available at each Children’s Center site. If needed, we will assist you in getting items that you do not have.


Step two is to make an appointment and bring required items to that appointment. To make an appointment for Early Head Start registration, contact Michelle Flowers at 346-8731. To make an appointment for Head Start, call:


  • Minnie Long at 653-9792 for Southampton County
  • Sarah Jeter at 562-6806 for Franklin and Smithfield
  • Shauna Wilkins, Sharon Daughtrey, or Valentina Lawrence at 809-5557 for Suffolk


If no opening is currently available, your child will be placed on the waiting list.

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