Pathways to School Readiness | Serving Halifax and Mecklenburg counties
TCCAA Head Start Program
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
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
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.
RIVERDALE HEAD START CENTER
1176 HUELL MATTHEWS HIGHWAY
SOUTH BOSTON, VA 24592
MARY BETHUNE HEAD START CENTER
1030 COWFORD ROAD
HALIFAX, VA 24558
SYDNOR JENNINGS HEAD START CENTER
1011 SYDNOR JENNINGS ROAD
NATHALIE, VA 24577
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU
Office and Center Locations
BOYDTON HEAD START CENTER
117 MAYFIELD DRIVE
BOYDTON, VA 23917
CHASE CITY HEAD START CENTER
504 N. MAIN ST.
CHASE CITY, VA 23924
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.