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 of children, we are building strong foundations for Northern Virginia’s youngest residents, enabling them 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

Strengthening Families From the Beginning

Learn more about how NVFS early childhood programs strengthen local families, “from cradle to college.”


health
100%
of Early Head Start and Head Start kids have access to health and dental care


school readiness
92%
of Head Start students demonstrate readiness for kindergarten.

intervention
97%
of Healthy Families children screened at risk for delays were referred to early intervention services.

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