The Economic Improvement Council, Inc. Head Start program's philosophy of children's growth is that they learn best when their environment meets their physical, social, cognitive and emotional needs. EIC will seek to meet those needs by providing a conductive and nurturing environment which includes culturally diverse services that will bring about a greater degree of social competence. Services provided for children and families will promote self-sufficiency.

Head Start serves children in a geographical area known as region "R". This region consists of ten counties: Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington.

Head Start currently serves 373 children between the ages of three to five, and their families. The program is mandated to serve a minimum of 10% children with disabilities.

Head Start - The Best Start!



 Central Office Staff

Head Start Director

Thelma Finch-Copeland

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Early Childhood Dev Mgr

Una Brown

Ext 130

Disabilities/Mental Health Mgr

Roxanna White

Ext 125

Health Services Mgr

 Cynthia Jones

Ext 104

Family Engagement/Transition Mgr

Charmaine Melson-Wood

Ext 135

Family Engagement/Transition Asst

Ext 134

Nutrition/Volunteer Mgr

Joyce Moore

Ext 127

Facilities Coordinator I

Oscar White

Ext 141

Facilities Coordinator II

George Simpson

Ext 110

Disabilities/Mental Health Asst

Ext 118

Early Childhood Dev Specialist

 Rene Poyner

Ext 117

Computer Systems Analyst

Alexis Davis

Ext 133

Administrative Asst

Vanessa Jackson

Ext 103


Tracy Stokely

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