Programs

Early Childhood: Early Head Start, Alexandria Head Start and Early Learning Center

Hear from TCC families and educators to learn more about our Early Childhood programs:


Early Learning Center

The Campagna Early Learning Center at St. James provides high-quality early childhood education to preschoolers ages 3-5.  The Early Learning Center provides opportunities for each child to expand their talents and interests, build supportive relationships, and receive educational experiences that promote school readiness – so that each child can reach their fullest potential.

Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Part-time, full-time, and year round options!

Please contact Center Director, Paulette Shannon at pshannon@campagnacenter.org for enrollment and pricing information.

Age requirements: 3 -5 years old (child must be potty-trained)

The Campagna Early Learning Center is located at 5140 Fillmore Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22311


Early Head Start

Early Head Start is a year-round program, serving children ages zero to three and expectant mothers. Offering a comprehensive range of services, the EHS program builds social, emotional, intellectual, and physical skills in infants and toddlers. Children and families also receive ongoing health and nutrition services, including medical and dental exams. Parents are also able to benefit from the support of Family Service Specialists, who assist parents with their own educational and vocational goals.

Early Head Start provides services in three different ways to meet the individual needs of children and families:

  • Center-based – Operating in spaces donated by Alexandria City Public Schools, children are enrolled in a full-day program designed to foster all aspects of development. This service option is especially beneficial for parents who are employed and/or in school full time.
  • Home-based – On a weekly basis, a highly-qualified early childhood professional visits families in their homes, working with parents and children together to support all aspects of development. Group meetings with other parents receiving similar services are offered twice a month to help parents develop relationships with other families.
  • Family Child Care Providers – Offered to infants and toddlers of working families or parents who attend school full-time. Staffed by licensed family child care providers, these services foster all aspects of child development.

Hours & Locations

Early Head Start is a full year program that closes for two weeks in the summer.  Hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Eligibility and Registration

Early Head Start accepts 160 children. Eligibility is determined based on income and family need, with a priority placed on teen parents. Eligible families not accepted due to limited space will be offered a spot on the waiting list for that year.

To apply, click on the following link: English and Spanish

Parents may complete registration to determine eligibility as space becomes available in the program.

To complete the application, please have these documents ready to upload once you click submit: 

    • Photo ID of parent registering child
    • Photo of child
    • Birth Certificate (or a Certified Birth Certificate) or Passport for the child
    • Proof of Guardianship/Foster Care if applicable
    • Income Verification
      • Please supply the following recent documents
        • 2020 Income Tax Form 1040 or
        • 2020 W-2 or
        • 2 recent consecutive pay stubs or
        • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or
        • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or
        • Notarized Income Verification or
        • Unemployment Compensation or
        • Foster Care Reimbursement
    • Residency Verification
      Registering adult must provide the following three (3) documents:  All documents must be the original copy (current within the past 60 days) & clearly notes the parent/legal guardian name and Alexandria City address.

      • Category A – one (1)  document:
        • Lease Agreement
        • Deed (with copy of property tax)
        • Mortgage contract

AND

      • Category B – two (2) supporting documents:
        • Utility bill (water, gas, electric, cable, and/or landline phone)
        • Current personal Alexandria City property tax bill/receipt
        • Mailed letter from a government agency (TANF, HUD, ARHA, IRS, etc.)
        • Current pay stub (noting Alexandria address * Virginia tax withholding)
        • 2 consecutive bank statements (mailed)
        • Latest federal/state income tax return noting the City of Alexandria address

OR

      • Category C:
        • Lack of housing
        • DSS/Foster Care Services

OR

Shared Housing Residents:  If the parent/guardian is living in a shared housing, a notarized Residency Verification A/B form will be required with a copy of the homeowner’s mortgage, deed or a copy of the lease with whom the student and parent are living.  Additionally, you will be required to provide two supporting documents (in the parent’s legal guardian’s name) as listed above.

 

En Español:

  • Identificación con foto de los padres que registran al niño(a)
  • Foto del niño(a)
  • Verificación de ingresos – Mamá debe completar el formulario adjunto ya que no tiene ingresos.
  • Por favor, proporcione los siguientes documentos recientes
    • Formulario de Impuestos 1040 del año 2020 o
    • W-2 del año 2020
    • 2 colillas de pago consecutivos más recientes o
    • Ingresos suplementarios de seguridad (SSI) y/o
    • Asistencia temporal para familias necesitadas (TANF) o
    • Verificación de ingresos notariados o
    • Compensación por desempleo o
    • Reembolso de cuidado de crianza
  • Verificación de residencia
    El adulto que registra al niño(a) debe proporcionar los siguientes tres (3) documentos: Todos los documentos deben ser una copia del original (dentro de los últimos 60 días) donde señala claramente el nombre del padre / tutor legal y la dirección de la ciudad de Alexandria.

    • Categoría A – un (1) documento:
    • Contrato de arrendamiento
    • La ley (con copia del impuesto sobre la propiedad)
    • Contrato hipotecario

Y

  • Categoría B – dos (2) documentos justificativos:
    • Factura de servicios públicos (agua, gas, electricidad, cable y/o teléfono fijo)
    • Factura/recibo de impuestos sobre la propiedad personal actual de Alexandria City

Carta enviada por correo desde una agencia gubernamental (TANF, HUD, ARHA, IRS, etc.)

  • Colillas de pago actual (señalando la dirección de Alexandria *Retención de impuestos de Virginia)
  • 2 extractos bancarios consecutivos (enviados por correo)
  • Última declaración de impuestos federales /estatales señalando la dirección de la ciudad de Alexandria

O

  • Categoría C:
    • Falta de vivienda
    • Servicios de DSS/Foster Care

O

Residentes de vivienda compartida: Si el padre/tutor vive en una vivienda compartida, se requerirá el formulario de verificación A/B de residencia notarizada con una copia de la hipoteca, la acción o una copia del contrato de arrendamiento con el que viven el estudiante y los padres. Además, se le pedirá que proporcione dos documentos justificativos (a nombre del tutor legal del padre) como se indica anteriormente.

These items are also requested at the time of registration:

  1. Proof of Medical/Health Insurance
  2. Physical Examination Form completed within the last six months and Dental Exam
  3. IEP/IFSP if applicable

Contact

For registration information, contact Leslie Wysong at lwysong@campagnacenter.org or 703-459-3545

Attention: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be doing in person registrations. 


Alexandria Head Start

Alexandria Head Start (AHS) promotes kindergarten readiness for children from three to five years of age. The program promotes literacy and mathematics skills, as well as children’s social-emotional, intellectual, and physical well-being. Children and families also receive health and nutrition services and support for growth and development through community resources. Parents are also able to benefit from the support of Family Service Specialists who assist parents with their own educational and vocational goals.

Like Early Head Start, AHS services are provided at several sites across the city as a result of partnerships we have developed with the City of Alexandria, Alexandria City Public Schools, and two faith-based institutions (St. Paul’s Church and Fairlington United Methodist Church).

Hours & Locations

Alexandria Head Start runs from September to mid-June. The program hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  There are currently 7 sites across the city of Alexandria; however sites may vary from year to year.

Eligibility and Registration

Alexandria Head Start serves 309 preschool children. Annual registration fairs are held in March. Low-income families and families of children with special needs in Alexandria are invited to register. Eligibility is determined based on income and family need. Eligible families not accepted due to limited space will be offered a spot on the waiting list for that year.

To apply, click on the following link: English and Spanish.

Parents may complete registration to determine eligibility as space becomes available in the program.

To complete the application, please have these documents ready to upload once you click submit: 

    • Photo ID of parent registering child
    • Photo of child
    • Birth Certificate (or a Certified Birth Certificate) or Passport for the child
    • Proof of Guardianship/Foster Care if applicable
    • Income Verification
      • Please supply the following recent documents
        • 2020 Income Tax Form 1040 or
        • 2020 W-2 or
        • 2 recent consecutive pay stubs or
        • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or
        • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or
        • Notarized Income Verification or
        • Unemployment Compensation or
        • Foster Care Reimbursement
    • Residency Verification
      Registering adult must provide the following three (3) documents:  All documents must be the original copy (current within the past 60 days) & clearly notes the parent/legal guardian name and Alexandria City address.

      • Category A – one (1)  document:
        • Lease Agreement
        • Deed (with copy of property tax)
        • Mortgage contract

AND

      • Category B – two (2) supporting documents:
        • Utility bill (water, gas, electric, cable, and/or landline phone)
        • Current personal Alexandria City property tax bill/receipt
        • Mailed letter from a government agency (TANF, HUD, ARHA, IRS, etc.)
        • Current pay stub (noting Alexandria address * Virginia tax withholding)
        • 2 consecutive bank statements (mailed)
        • Latest federal/state income tax return noting the City of Alexandria address

OR

      • Category C:
        • Lack of housing
        • DSS/Foster Care Services

OR

Shared Housing Residents:  If the parent/guardian is living in a shared housing, a notarized Residency Verification A/B form will be required with a copy of the homeowner’s mortgage, deed or a copy of the lease with whom the student and parent are living.  Additionally, you will be required to provide two supporting documents (in the parent’s legal guardian’s name) as listed above.

 

En Español:

  • Identificación con foto de los padres que registran al niño(a)
  • Foto del niño(a)
  • Verificación de ingresos – Mamá debe completar el formulario adjunto ya que no tiene ingresos.
  • Por favor, proporcione los siguientes documentos recientes
    • Formulario de Impuestos 1040 del año 2020 o
    • W-2 del año 2020
    • 2 colillas de pago consecutivos más recientes o
    • Ingresos suplementarios de seguridad (SSI) y/o
    • Asistencia temporal para familias necesitadas (TANF) o
    • Verificación de ingresos notariados o
    • Compensación por desempleo o
    • Reembolso de cuidado de crianza
  • Verificación de residencia
    El adulto que registra al niño(a) debe proporcionar los siguientes tres (3) documentos: Todos los documentos deben ser una copia del original (dentro de los últimos 60 días) donde señala claramente el nombre del padre / tutor legal y la dirección de la ciudad de Alexandria.

    • Categoría A – un (1) documento:
    • Contrato de arrendamiento
    • La ley (con copia del impuesto sobre la propiedad)
    • Contrato hipotecario

Y

  • Categoría B – dos (2) documentos justificativos:
    • Factura de servicios públicos (agua, gas, electricidad, cable y/o teléfono fijo)
    • Factura/recibo de impuestos sobre la propiedad personal actual de Alexandria City

Carta enviada por correo desde una agencia gubernamental (TANF, HUD, ARHA, IRS, etc.)

  • Colillas de pago actual (señalando la dirección de Alexandria *Retención de impuestos de Virginia)
  • 2 extractos bancarios consecutivos (enviados por correo)
  • Última declaración de impuestos federales /estatales señalando la dirección de la ciudad de Alexandria

O

  • Categoría C:
    • Falta de vivienda
    • Servicios de DSS/Foster Care

O

Residentes de vivienda compartida: Si el padre/tutor vive en una vivienda compartida, se requerirá el formulario de verificación A/B de residencia notarizada con una copia de la hipoteca, la acción o una copia del contrato de arrendamiento con el que viven el estudiante y los padres. Además, se le pedirá que proporcione dos documentos justificativos (a nombre del tutor legal del padre) como se indica anteriormente.

These items are also requested at the time of registration:

  1. Proof of Medical/Health Insurance
  2. Physical Examination Form completed within the last six months and Dental Exam
  3. IEP/IFSP if applicable

Contact

For registration information, contact Leslie Wysong at lwysong@campagnacenter.org or 703-459-3545.

Attention: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be doing in person registrations. 

Campagna Kids at John Adams and Jefferson Houston are now serving preschoolers (ages 3-5) after school! To learn more or register, click here.