Early Childhood Development
Programs & Services for Young Children and Families
We believe every child deserves the necessary tools to build a healthy, successful life. And we believe that every parent or caregiver deserves the support and resources to provide those tools.
By providing young children with the early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school, and educating their parents or caregivers on the social and cognitive development that happens in early childhood, we are building strong foundations for Northern Virginia’s youngest residents. This two-fold approach enables children and their parents to create healthy, successful futures.
The strength of the Northern Virginia community begins with children and their cognitive, emotional and physical well-being.
Strengthening Families From the Beginning
of Early Head Start and Head Start kids have access to health and dental care
of Head Start students demonstrate readiness for kindergarten.
of families enrolled in Healthy Families have an optimal home environment to support child development, or show improvement, after one year of participating
- Early Childhood DevelopmentRanjit |
As Ranjit’s situation seemed to become bleaker, a small ray of hope shone through. At just the right time, Ranjit heard about NVFS’ Early Head Start program.
- Early Childhood DevelopmentSezounde |
With services from Early Head Start and social interactions with their peers at daycare, both of Sezounde’s children are hitting all the right milestones — and she now has the tools with which to build them a brighter future.
- Mental HealthGlenda |
Healthy Families gave Glenda the tools to work through her postpartum depression and help her become a stable, independent mom.
- Life SkillsAnatolia |
When Anatolia became pregnant at 19, she wasn’t sure where to turn. She knew she needed help to prepare for her new role as a mom and found support through NVFS to ensure her success as a parent, and in creating a brighter future for herself and her daughter.
- Early Childhood DevelopmentNuria |
How Nuria received the peace of mind she needed to flourish by placing her son in Head Start.
- Well-BeingAbby |
Bringing home a new baby, especially her first, is often the happiest moment of a mother’s life. However, this was not the case for Abby. Learn how NVFS helped her receive the parenting support she needed, as well as housing and transportation, to improve her circumstances.