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.
The Virginia Head Start Association recently hosted our Health Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia, welcoming health specialists, family service Head Start specialists, and other health professionals. The conference was pleased 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
We are proud to announce that we now have an online store! Just click on the SHOP button on the top right of our website and browse through our numerous […]Read More
Meet our Northwest parent Board Rep: Kerri Banks Kerri is our Northwest region Parent rep on our board. She is a parent with Skyline CAP Program. Kerri started with Head […]Read More
While you can see all of our Board and meeting minutes on our Leadership page here: https://headstartva.org/about-us/our-leadership/ We want to share a little bit more about a few of our […]Read More
We have many new program Directors for 2022 and we would like to welcome and support them here on our VAHSA website. If you know of anyone who should be […]Read More
We are pleased to announce the 2022 winners of our Annual Nancy Elmore Scholarship recipients. The Nancy Elmore Scholarship is a wonderful opportunity for two people to receive some financial […]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
The 2020 VAHSA Parent Ambassadors visited Richmond on January 22 to share their compelling stories with State Delegates and Senators about how Head Start has impacted their lives. They valued […]Read More
Our group with First Lady Pam Northam Virginia Head Start Parent Ambassadors joined other ECE stakeholders in advocating for early childhood education at the State Capitol. They brought their children […]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