NVFS Head Start

Head Start Center in Arlington

Education is the foundation from which children can build future success. With the right tools and resources, preschool-aged children are better prepared to enter the school system and excel.

Head Start promotes school readiness in low-income children ages 3 to 5, who may otherwise find themselves behind their peers in kindergarten. The program enhances the social and cognitive development of children through educational, health, nutritional, social and other services. Significant emphasis is placed on parent involvement, and Head Start teachers and family advocates engage parents in their children’s learning, and help them progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals.


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.

NVFS Is Head Start Strong

Head Start Strong

NVFS is proud to support high-quality early childhood education.