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CADA Head Start/Early Head Start Will Be Accepting Applications

CADA Head Start /Early Head Start will be accepting applications for enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year by appointment at the center nearest you or at the CADA Administration office. You can also start the process online by clicking the Apply for Head Start / Early Head Start link in the upper right corner. Head Start/ Early Head Start are a Federally funded preschool programs provided at no cost for income-eligible families. To be eligible for the CADA Head Start/Early Head Start program, the following requirements must be met: 

  1. Head Start: a child must be at least 3 or 4 years of age by August 31, 2022.
  2. Early Head Start: must be an expectant family or child birth to 35 months of age.
  3. For both programs: Income of the parents must meet current income guidelines.

Parents need to present the following information for enrollment application:

  1. Income verification: 2021 Income Tax Return form (including all W-2s), employer's letter, SSI, SNAP (Food Stamps),TANF and/or child support verification, etc.
  2. Child's birth certificate or other appropriate verification.
  3. Child's immunization records.

For more information, please call:

Bertie County CADA Office                                                                                                   252-794-3107

CADA Head Start at HCC                                                                                                      252-536-5468

CADA Hertford County Head Start/Early Head Start                                                       252-209-8569

CADA Head Start at Hodgestown Lifetime Learning Center                                          252-519-0099

CADA Head Start at Roanoke Life Center                                                                            252-678-8601

CADA at Scotland Neck Head Start / Early Head Start                                                        252-826-4412

Clara Hearne Head Start                                                                                                     252-519-7700

West Bertie Head Start                                                                                                       252-344-2433

White Oak Head Start / Early Head Start                                                                           252-445-4231

Windsor Head Start                                                                                                            252-794-5519

Woodland Head Start / Early Head Start                                                                               252-587-1108                        

CADA Administration- Rich Square, NC                                                                                  252-539-4155

For more information or questions contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Clark or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wilson.

Part 1 of the Application Process:

Do I have to complete the application from a computer? No. The CADA Head Start/Early Head Start Online Preschool Application may be completed from a computer or any mobile device. If using auto-fill to complete the application, please be sure to verify all fields contain the correct information.

Once I begin the Application, can I start an application and finish later?
No. Once an application has been started, you will not be able to stop and begin again later. If you exit the application before it is completed and submitted, responses will not be saved.

How long will it take to complete the application?
The application will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. Remember, you cannot start and begin again later, responses will not be saved.

How do I navigate through the application?
Use the Previous and Next buttons at the bottom of each page to navigate through the application. DO NOT use the Back or Refresh buttons in your web browser, responses will not be saved.

After submitting an application what are the next steps? 
You will be assigned a case manager that will contact you within approximately 7-14 business days via telephone and/or email. The case manager will work with you to submit required documents, complete developmental screeners and gather additional information as needed.

Part 2 of the Application Process:

What documents do I need to complete the application?
Documents required to complete your online application include: all sources of income for the last 12 months for all members of household, last pay stub with year to date income listed, child’s certified birth certificate or proof of age in certified birth certificate absence., child’s immunization record, current water or electric bill for proof of residence(if living with someone else, a notarized statement and a copy of the utility bill), parent/guardian proof of identity/photo ID, if military, current LES, 12 month child support verification for all children in the home, parent/guardian school schedule (if applicapable), and/or custody legal documentation(if applicable). Any documentation that is applicable for disability, retirement, unemployment, SSI/WFFA/TANF/SSA/SSDI statements, alimony, or VA benefits. For more information about documentation, contact Intake department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
What if I do not have a scanner so that I can upload documents?
The CADA Head Start / Early Head Start allows attachments to be in many formats, including PDF, DOC, DOCX, PNG, JPG, JPEG, and GIF. The maximum file size for each attachment may not exceed 16M. You can submit via email, or fax at 252-539-6500.
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If I do not have documents at the time I complete the application can I still apply?
Yes. You may still submit an application without uploading documents, but your application will be incomplete. Applications will not be processed until all documents have been submitted.

What if my documents will not upload?
If you have trouble uploading documents or completing the application, please contact the case manager, or Lamont Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Allisa Wilson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to assist you in how to upload your documents.

If I completed an application prior for  2020-2021 program year, do I need to reapply?
No. If you completed a paper application prior for 2020-2021 program year you do not need to complete an online application.

How can I check the status of my application?
Once your case manager has been assigned and has made contact, you will be able to ask questions and check the status of your application with your case manager via telephone or email