Contact a Classroom

If your child is ill or if you need to contact an individual classroom

Crozet 
434-823-6181

Agnor-Hurt 
434-974-4783  

Ferguson  434-295-3171 x3046

Fluvanna
 434-591-2313  

Greer
 434-973-8371 x27113

Hollymead
 434-973-8301

Jordan
 434-295-3171 x3018

Louisa
 540-967-0018

Rockfish
 434-361-9225

Twyman
 434-295-3171 x3039

Tye River
 434-263-4147

Head Start

Head Start provides a comprehensive early childhood development program for three-and four-year-old children from families in greatest need.  Ninety percent of program participants must be from families having incomes at or below 100% federal poverty level; and at minimum 10% of the total children served must have an identified disability.  Head Start children participate in a wide range of educational activities designed to enhance school readiness, and receive developmental and sensory screenings; cognitive, language, social/emotional and physical development assessments; individualized work plans and appropriate direct services, including daily USDA approved meals and snacks.  Support is also provided to families to ensure ongoing, preventive medical and dental care.  Additionally, Head Start’s Family Advocates provide case management support, assisting parents in addressing social service needs, family management and parenting skills.  The Head Start Program serves 213 families in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa and Nelson Counties each year.

Head Start classrooms operate six hours per day, Monday through Friday, September through May, and follow local school calendars.

 

Program Features

Some features of the Head Start program include:

  • A holistic approach to child development, emphasizing cognitive, social, emotional, and physical aspects.
  • A developmentally appropriate curriculum designed to promote school readiness.
  • A strong emphasis on early literacy.
  • Volunteer opportunities for parents.
  • Parent involvement in program implementation through Center Committees and Policy Council.
  • Services for children with disabilities (at least 10% of enrollees have special needs).
  • Medical, dental, developmental, and nutritional screening for all children.
  • Nutritious meals and snacks.
  • Adult education opportunities.
  • Al’s Pals, a mental health enrichment curriculum, delivered in partnership with Children, Youth, and Family Services.

HEAD START Contacts

 

For Information on how to apply for Head Start programs please contact

Nikki Feggans       434-295-3171 x3003      nfeggans@macaa.org


Interim Head Start Director:
Barbara Smith      434-295-3171 x3006      barbara@macaa.org

Education Manager:
Lucy Spencer        434-295-3171 x3033      lspencer@macaa.org

Family Advocate Manager:
Roy Fitch                434-295-3171 x3022      rfitch@macaa.org

                 

Head Start Applications

Albemarle                    (English / Spanish)

Charlottesville          (English / Spanish)

Fluvanna                      (English / Spanish)

Louisa                          (English / Spanish)

Nelson                          (English / Spanish)

Head Start 2014-2015 Annual Report