Dear Virginia Head Start Association Members,
Our hope is that you leave our website with more knowledge, resources, and inspiration than you came with, and therefore feel charged to continue your hard work on the ground. We make this investment to you because there seems to be no greater charge than the work of empowering the dedicated staff who work with young children, families, and communities to ensure bright futures in our society.
The Virginia Head Start Association is honored to unify our Head Start programs with one voice, to advocate and collaborate, and to provide educational and social-emotional opportunities that further our success. To Head Start staff, parents, and community partners, you have our respect and admiration each and every day, as you quietly go about improving the lives of Virginia’s children and families.
Our new tagline, Building Community, is the crux of our mission. Head Start embodies a two-generation approach by enriching the lives of our children and families. We are committed to moving forward with our eye on families, despite the challenges of the ongoing pandemic. We focus on building community resources and partners so Head Start staff and families can be successful with the support of quality comprehensive services in their local community. As they say, “It takes a village” and I sincerely thank you for being one of our devoted villagers.
Major Updates Proposed to Head Start Program Performance Standards On Monday, November 20 the Office of Head Start on issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) with major updates to […]Read More
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we want to share a profile of some attendees to our Annual Conference, The Chickahominy Tribe of Charles City, Virginia. While it is […]Read More
Reconceptualizing Social Determinants of Health and Working Towards Systemic Change . . . is one of the many engaging offerings we have lined up for our Virtual Health […]Read More
By Jennifer Lazzo Head Start. It’s an easily recognizable name, but do you know what the program is designed to do? Head Start provides young children from low-income families and children […]Read More
The Governor and First Lady announced an Executive Directive to establish an Executive Leadership Team on School Readiness, which will be co-chaired by Commissioner Duke Soren and Chief School Readiness […]Read More
Virginia First Lady Pamela Northam, and Chief School Readiness Officer Jenna Conway, visit Head Start classrooms and other early childhood facilities in a Back to School Tour. In June 2018, […]Read More
Dr. Deborah Bergeron, Director of the Office of Head Start, visited Prince William County Head Start program on June 5, 2018. Dr. Bergeron visited three Head Start classrooms to learn […]Read More