About Head Start
Head Start is a comprehensive program that serves children ages three to five and their families. It is a child-focused program with the overall goal of increasing the school readiness of young children in low-income families.
Key Facts About Our Program
Regional Consolidated Services, a private, non-profit human services agency incorporated in 1979, administers the federal Head Start program for Alamance, Caswell and Randolph Counties, North Carolina.

We offer comprehensive child and family services including screening and follow-up in the areas of health (including dental, medical & mental health), social services, parent involvement, and education. 

RCS Head Start operates 27 classrooms in the following centers::
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The average class size is 18, leaving the staff/child ratio at 1:9. 

However, in reviewing the American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates report from American Fact Finder and NC Budget and Management we have calculated that there are 1,962 eligible three and four-year-olds in our three county service area. Broken down by county, there are about 989 income and age eligible children residing in Alamance County, 127 in Caswell County, and 846 in Randolph County.

REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY
Therefore, we are currently funded to serve about 25% of the Head Start eligible children in our service areas overall. By county we are funded to serve:
28% of the eligible children in Alamance County
39% of the eligible children in Caswell County, and 
19% of the eligible children in Randolph County