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Federally-funded head start programs help prepare young children from low-income families, ages birth to five years old, and their parents for the social and educational challenges that young children face as they develop. Each head start program focuses on providing comprehensive services designed to enhance a child's emotional, social, cultural, language, reading, mathematics, science, health and nutrition education.

This head start center locator page contains links to listings of programs offered in the 123 counties in the state of Virginia. Each listings page contains the name, address and contact information for a specific county's available centers. From that page, use additional links to explore individual center facts, application instructions and directions.

Our head start center locator features the number of head start centers per county in parentheses ( ) to the right of the county names. To see a current list of your county's head start centers, click your county's name.

Virginia Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties

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Recently Updated Center in Virginia Head Start Program Database:

STEP, Inc.
Rocky Mount VA 24151-1209
Head Start is a comprehensive education, health, nutrition and parent involvement program that was created in 1965. Nearly 25 million pre-school aged children across the United States have benefited from Head Start. It is designed to foster the healthy development of three and four year old children from low income families. STEP provides education, nutritious meals, and the opportunity for the social, emotional and intellectual growth that helps to prepare the children for success in school and life. In addition, STEP Head Start provides medical and dental support services. The Head Start approach serves the entire family and seeks to empower both parent and child. STEP Head Start serves 138 children annually in Franklin and Patrick Counties. Employing approximately thirty five staff, Head Start employees includes teachers, teacher’s assistants, family service specialist, and transportation personnel.
The Improvement Association
Emporia VA 23847-6584
HEAD START is a comprehensive early childhood development program serving the low-income children from age three to five and their families. Head Sart is a federal program that is usually operated by local non-profit organizations such as The Improvement Association. Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of educational activities including literacy, language, science, social-emotional, and much more. They also recieve medical and dental services, have nutritious meals and snacks, and enjoy playing safely indoors and outdoors.
Total Action Against Poverty (TAP)
Roanoke VA 24011-1502
Head Start and Early Head Start is a strong educational program which prepares children for success in school and in life. Head Start also provide services in the area of disabilities and behavioral health when it is needed. Our program also has home-based educational ooportunities. The Early Head Start Program offers services to pregnant women and children from birth to age three. This program provides prenatal education, full-day childcare and family development services.
York County Board of Supervisors
Yorktown VA 23690-0532
Head Start is a federally funded program designed to serve eligible preschoolers through a comprehensive array of services in health, family services and education. York County serves 117 preschoolers at 3 locations.
Head Start, a federally funded program, provides preschool for four year old children who are income eligible. This comprehensive preschool program promotes school readiness for low income children and provides family support in the areas of medical care, housing, financial literacy, nutrition, education, and positive parenting.
The Children's Center
Franklin VA 23851-1872
The Children’s Center is the grantee for the Western Tidewater Head Start program, which provides family-centered services to low-income families with children from three to five. Head Start promotes the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth of young children as well as supports parents’ roles as primary caregivers and educators. Head Start promotes school readiness by serving families of economically-disadvantaged children with educational, health, nutritional, social and other services. Head Start, a program that began in 1965, engages parents in their children's learning and assists parents in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals.
Higher Horizons
Falls Church VA 22041-1634
Head Start is a federal program that serves children up to the age of five, and pregnant women, from low-income families. Head Start helps prepare children for success in school through:EducationEarly childhood education;Services for children with disabilities.
Fredericksburg Regional Head Start
Fredericksburg VA 22401-6100
Our Mission Partnering with families and the community to ensure preschool children are healthy and demonstrate academic, emotional and social readiness for Kindergarten.
Hanover County Public Schools
Ashland VA 23005-1302
Head Start is a federally funded preschool program for low income families who have a child who will be 4-years-old by September 30th of the school year, or, a child in the Sterling area who will be 3-years-old by September 30th of the school year.
Henrico County Public Schools
Henrico VA 23223-2458
The overall goal of Federal Programs Preschool is to provide students the opportunity to learn by helping them discover answers through hands-on learning activities that stimulate their curiosity and creativity. The Preschool Program curriculum strives to increase language development, motor and thinking skills and social interactions through cooperative learning activities. The curriculum also focuses on social, emotional and physical development. Currently, there are 30 Preschool classrooms in 22 of the elementary schools in Henrico County. Students attend preschool 5 days a week for 6 ¼ hours a day. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are provided to those students participating in the preschool programs. The funding for Federal Programs Preschool is the result of grants (Head Start, VA Preschool Initiative, and Title I Four Year Old Program) braided to create one consistent program at all schools.