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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 55 counties in the state of West 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.

West Virginia Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties

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Head Start is the premier pre-k provider in the nation. Through the use of evidenced-based curricula and best practices, Head Start addresses the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical well-being of each child in the program. Not only does Head Start address the needs of the child, but the needs of the entire family are very important to Head Start. RCCAA Head Start uses Creative Curriculum in the classroom to spark curiosity and promote learning. Our Family Services department works with the family to address any areas of interest to parents or guardians. Head Start addresses health, mental health, and the nutritional needs of the child throughout the program. Head Start provides transportation to and from each center for the convenience of the family. Raleigh County Community Action Association (RCCAA) Head Start offers comprehensive services to eligible 3, 4, and 5 year old children at 8 sites throughout Raleigh County.
Regional Education Service Agency VIII
Martinsburg WV 25401-3307
RESA 8 Head Start/Pre-Kindergarten is a collaborative effort of parents, staff, and community partners that provides quality early childhood education for young children as well as services for families. Quality training is provided both for families and staff to support individual and program goals.RESA 8 Head Start/Pre-Kindergarten has several programs serving our communities. These include full-day programs, center-based 3 1/2 hour programs, and combination programs.
Upshur Human Resources, Inc.
Buckhannon WV 26201-2847
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED Upshur Human Resources, Inc. Head Start Program has excelled to a county, statewide, and a nationally recognized exemplary program. Recently, the UHR Head Start Program received reaccreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and in October 2011, the national Office of Head Start conducted a triennial review and determined that the UHR Head Start Program was in compliance with all applicable Head Start Program Performance Standards, laws, regulations and policy requirements. They noted that areas of strength included program governance and team efforts. The UHR Head Start Program has expanded from its early beginnings of one center and one classroom of 20 children to five centers and ten classrooms service a total of 193 children. In 2002, a partnership with the local board of education serving four-year old pre-school children was established. To date, that partnership serves 77 four-year old children. Staff, funds and services are shared between both agencies. All teachers are certified and teacher assistants meet required certifications. UHR Head Start provides an array of services to Upshur County income eligible children and their families. Center based and pre-kindergarten services are available to UHR Head Start children. Based on the development of children, Head Start offers a balanced educational curriculum with special emphasis on the child’s emotional, social, health, nutritional and physical needs. Family needs are met through a network of community resources. None of this would have been possible without the TEAM efforts of the Board of Directors, Policy Council, employees, and parents.
Southwestern CAC,INC
Huntington WV 25701-2436
Head Start is a national program which provides comprehensive developmental services for income eligible, pre-school children aged 3 to 5 and social services for their families in the counties of Cabell, Lincoln, Mason, and Wayne. In addition, Early Head Start provides developmentally appropriate enrichment activities to infants and toddlers ages 0-3.
AFL-CIO Appalachian Council Head Start
Charleston WV 25301-1246
The Council’s Head Start program provides diverse services to meet the educational, health, parent, community, and social service needs of our children and families. We serve children between the ages of three and four, along with their families, all of whom are either at or below the federal poverty guidelines.
Braxton County Board of Education
Sutton WV 26601-1147
It is the mission of Braxton County Head Start to establish and maintain a thorough system for the purpose of educating and supporting the family unit.
Coalfield CAP, Inc. Head Start
Williamson WV 25661-3007
Head Start is a national early childhood development program that was initiated by the federal government in 1965. Head Start programs provide comprehensive child development for children birth to 5 years old depending upon the program option available. (Early Head Start serves children birth-3 years old; Head Start serves children 3-5 years old.)The purposes of the Head Start program are to enhance children's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development; to support parents' efforts to fulfill their parental roles; and to help families move toward self-sufficiency.Services are individualized to meet the needs and developmental levels of the enrollees as well as specialized services for children with disabilities, utilizing community resources.
Community Action South Eastern West Virginia
Bluefield WV 24701-3044
Program for 3 - 5 yr oldsFREE Income Based ProgramWe Provide Breakfast And LunchCreative Curriculum based LearningBasic Learning To Advance To KindergartenHead Start is a friendly learning environment. We love kids in our program and we love parent involvement. We look forward to providing excellent service to each child and their family. We also have resources that can help benefit each family.
Eastern Allegheny Council For Human Services, Inc.
Moorefield WV 26836-1202
Eastern Allegheny Council for Human Services (EACHS Headstart)E.A.C.H.S. is a nonprofit, community-based organization that employs trained professional staff and works in conjunction with numerous agencies, schools, civic groups, businesses and other service professionals to implement Head Start, a federally funded, comprehensive early childhood and family development program. Head Start services children and families in Pendleton, Grant, Hardy and Hampshire counties of West Virginia. The program is licensed by the WV Department of Health and Human Services and is recognized as an accredited, high quality, early childhood program by the National Association for the Education of the Young Child
Union WV 24983-0330
Monroe County PreK/Head Start/Early Head Start is dedicated to enhancing children's growth and development by providing them with educational, health, and nutritional services; strengthening families as primary nurturers, involving them in decision making while linking them with needed community services.