Head Start Program Information
Head Start promotes school readiness for 270 preschool children from low income families living in the city of Alexandria, through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services.
Alexandria Head Start provides direct services to enrolled children and families and serves as a referral source to agencies throughout the community. Alexandria Head Start services include:
- Education: Alexandria Head Start offers an early childhood education program that follows developmentally appropriate guidelines as required by the National Association of The Education of Young Children. Our curriculum is planned according to the needs of the individual child through observation and family input. We work in partnership with Alexandria City Public Schools and Child Find to include Children with special needs.
- Health/Nutrition: Children and families receive ongoing health and nutrition services and referrals, including hearing, vision and developmental screenings as well as nutritional assessments.
- Family Services: Each family will partner with a Family Service Specialist who will work with them to establish family partnership goals designed to improve and empower the quality of their lives.
- Parent Involvement- Recognizing parents as the most important teacher in their children’s lives, we encourage involvement in all aspects of the Head Start experience. Parents are encouraged to serve on Policy Council, work as program volunteers and if qualified, as paid staff, substitute teachers, and participate in the Men About Head Start program.