Head Start: For children from 3 to 4 years old

Head Start: For children from 3 to 4 years old

Our eight Head Start centers and home-based services promote early childhood education, health, nutrition, social services, parent education, family development, and parental involvement for income-eligible families and children ages 3 to 4 years old. Dedicated teachers provide developmental, sensory, and behavioral screenings during enrollment. We also encourage parents to participate in program governance, volunteer, and attend parenting training, adult literacy, and career skills classes.

Our Head Start program serve children 3 to 4 years old in Southwest Virginia & Northern Shenandoah regions.

  • Abingdon Child Development Center – Abingdon –  Application Form
  • Benhams Child Development Center – Bristol –  Application Form
  • Bristol Child Development Center – Bristol  –  Application Form
  • Fox Meadows Child Development Center – Lebanon  –  Application Form
  • Glade Spring Child Development Center – Glade Spring  –  Application Form
  • Frederick County Child Development Center – Winchester  –  Application Form
    Spanish Language Contact – (540) 869-1558 ext. 104
  • Winchester City/Clarke County Child Development Center  –  Application Form
    Spanish Language Contact – (540) 682-0129

This service is offered through People Inc. in the following areas:

My child is two years old. Are they eligible for Head Start?

Children must be three years old by Sept. 30 to attend Head Start. However, two-year-olds are eligible for Early Head Start and will then be placed in Head Start when they turn three.

Will you need to know my income for the application?

Yes. National Head Start guidelines require that income information be collected during the application process.

Will my child be attending every weekday?

Yes. Your child will attend classes Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Nutritious meals will be provided for children during school hours.

Are there any fees for Head Start?

No. All supplies, meals, transportation, and field trips are free.

When will I know if my child has been accepted into the program?

You will be contacted the first week of August.

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