Pathways to School Readiness | Serving Halifax and Mecklenburg counties

TCCAA Head Start Program

Head Start History

Head Start History

As part of the war on poverty, the Head Start program was created in 1965.  It was designed to narrow the gap between disadvantaged and more privileged children as they entered kindergarten, by providing a high-quality preschool education to improve children’s school readiness.  Head Start is about more than early childhood education.  The social service and parental involvement components of the program are vitally important to the success of children and families.  This is the key tenet that sets the Head Start program apart from other preschool programs
Head Start Program

Head Start Program

The TCCAA Head Start Program is funded to serve 181 pre-school children, ages three to five, in the predominantly rural communities of Halifax and Mecklenburg counties in the South Central Region of Virginia.  Our goal is to give children a head start in preparing them for kindergarten and providing a valuable resource to empower families and help them become self-sufficient.
The Impact of Headstart

The Impact of Headstart

According to former Governor, Robert L. Ehrlich,  “ Experts tell us that 90% of all brain development occurs by the age of five. If we don’t begin thinking about education in these early years, our children are at risk of falling behind by the time they start kindergarten.”  Decades of research have documented the impacts of Head Start. Findings show that children who participate in Head Start programs receive countless benefits. These impacts appear immediately, last a lifetime, and even benefit the subsequent generation.

APPLY ONLINE HERE

TCCAA Head Start program accepts applications throughout the school year. Spaces per site are limited and are subject to change every school year.

For more information please contact us at (434) 575-7916 extension 229. To apply, click the button below to complete the application.

HALIFAX COUNTY

RIVERDALE HEAD START CENTER
1176 HUELL MATTHEWS HIGHWAY
SOUTH BOSTON, VA 24592
PHONE: 434-575-7916
FAX: 434-575-6060

MARY BETHUNE HEAD START CENTER
1030 COWFORD ROAD
HALIFAX, VA 24558
PHONE: 434-476-1122

SYDNOR JENNINGS HEAD START CENTER
1011 SYDNOR JENNINGS ROAD
NATHALIE, VA 24577
PHONE: 434-349-2010

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU

Office and Center Locations

MECKLENBURG COUNTY

BOYDTON HEAD START CENTER
117 MAYFIELD DRIVE
BOYDTON, VA 23917
PHONE:434-738-0025

CHASE CITY HEAD START CENTER
504 N. MAIN ST.
CHASE CITY, VA 23924
PHONE: 434-533-3907

For the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia

Persons in Family / Household Poverty Guidelines

Head Start and Early Head Start child care and preschool are free for families whose household income meet the eligibility requirements below.  This data may be updated annually. Please verify your eligibility by contacting us.