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About Head Start

Head Start Logo Head Start Logo SHARE Birth to Five is a school readiness program that provides comprehensive child development services to eligible families. The overall purpose is to provide a program that will give preschool children and their families a variety of experiences which will broaden their horizons and their understanding of the world in which they live, expand their thinking, improve their health, build self-confidence and self concepts that will better assist them living with themselves and others.

A highly trained staff of 300 works with the children and their families in a variety of settings to provide a strong foundation for school readiness and long term success in school and later life. The program addresses the educational, social, emotional, and physical well-being of children from disadvantaged families, providing a strong foundation for school readiness and for long term success in school and later life.


Administrative Office
254 S. Pleasantburg Dr.,
Greenville, SC 29607


(864) 233-4128


  • 1003 in Head Start Program
  • 324 Infants/Toddlers and 7 Pregnant Women in Early Head Start Program


Families must meet income guidelines established by the Department of Health and Human Services. Children must be three to five years old for Head Start and birth to three years old for Early Head Start.

Total Centers:

22 Centers
(59 Head Start Classrooms, 42 Early Head Start Environments)

Areas Served:



Fifteen (15) NAEYC Accredited Centers

Child Hours:

Head Start and Early Head Start
7:30 am - 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday

Extended Day Program
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday


Head Start classrooms are staffed with one teacher, one teacher assistant, and volunteers.
Early Head Start classrooms are staffed with two teachers and volunteers.

Program Options

Head Start
Provides comprehensive child development services to 3 to 5 year old children and their families to prepare them for success in public school and beyond.

Early Head Start
Provides early, continuous, intensive and comprehensive child development and family support services on a year-round basis to children under age three and pregnant women.

ABC SC Voucher System
Provides child care services from 2:30 -5:30 pm to participants parents who are working, in job training, or enrolled in school. SHARE does not charge tuition for SC Voucher participants; participants will pay the rate assigned to them by SC Voucher.

ABC SC Voucher System Summer Extended Day
Provides Head Start parents who are working, in training, or in school full day child care for Head Start children and their siblings (ages 5 - 12). This program operates from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm.