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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

Recently Updated Center in West Virginia Head Start Program Database:

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
Head Start: - Center Based child development program at 7 sites throughout Fayette County - USDA approved breakfast and lunch - Transportation to and from school (limited to enrollment area for each site) - Professional, caring and experienced staff - Health and Dental programs - Referral Services for social or emotional needs - Safe and inviting learning environments - Safe and appropriate playgrounds - Field trips throughout the year
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.
MountainHeart Community Services, Inc.
Kopperston WV 24854
MountainHeart Community Services operates a Head Start and an Early Head Start Program in Wyoming County, West Virginia. While both programs focus on the whole child philosophy of child development, the Head Start program serves children ages three to five while the Early Head Start program serves pregnant moms and children from birth to three years of age. All areas of the child’s development are important for a child to succeed in school and in life. Parents are considered the first and most important teacher of their child.
Nicholas Community Action Partnership, Inc.
Summersville WV WV
All pre-kindergarten children in Nicholas County use the same creative curriculum. Your child will learn skills appropriate for his/her age and that are specific to his/her needs These include social, cognitive, emotional, health and nutrition skills.
Monongalia County Head Start
Morgantown WV 26501-7121
The Head Start Program promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of preschool children three to five years of age in income eligible families in Barbour, Marion, Monongalia, Pocahontas, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, and Webster Counties. The North Central WV Community Action Association Head Start/Early Head Start Program has emerged as a leader in collaboration with County Boards of Education in the implementation of Universal Pre-K education. Offering preschool children the opportunity to receive education in schools in their home attendance areas is one of the major goals of Universal Pre-K. Through partnerships, children and families are able to receive support services such as health, nutrition, and social services. This system enhances parent involvement in their children’s learning and helps them in making progress toward their educational, literacy, and employment goals.