FAQ – Head Start | WAGES Community Action

FAQ – Head Start

What are the eligibility requirements for Head Start/Early Head Start?

Participants should be income eligible based on the poverty guidelines for their household size. The age limits are up to 36 months for Early Head Start and 3-4 years old for Head Start.

How do I apply for Head Start/Early Head Start?

You must first complete an enrollment application. Click here to get more information and to download an application form.

Is there a waiting list for acceptance?

Yes. However, applications are still being accepted. When vacancies become available participants are taken from the waiting list.

How do I check the status of my child’s enrollment application?

You can check the status of your child’s application by calling (919) 734-1178, ext. 221.

What credentials are Head Start and Early Head Start teachers required to have?

Early Head Start teachers must have an Infant/Toddler CDA or an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood.

Head Start teachers must have a Baccalaureate or Advanced Degree in Early Childhood Education or a Baccalaureate or Advanced Degree and coursework equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with experience teaching preschool-age children.

Head Start Teacher Assistants must have Preschool CDA.

What do I need in order to participate in a Substitute Teacher training?

To participate in a WAGES Substitute Teacher training, individuals must be at least 18 years old and have a High School Diploma or GED. Individuals need to obtain a Substitute Teacher Packet and complete all required forms and documentation. Completed packets must be returned on the day of the training. For more information, please call (919)734-1178, Luchana Artis -ext. 212 or Machell Moore -ext. 255.