Head Start


Mission Statement
:  “NRCA Head Start’s mission is to maximize the strengths of families, their health and well-being, and the social skills of children.”

Head Start is a federally-funded preschool program which offers comprehensive developmental services to children 3-5 years of age. Children with special needs comprise at least ten percent of the enrollment. The primary components of Head Start are education, social services, preventative health and nutrition. The program focuses on the entire family, and includes parent involvement as a fundamental part of Head Start . Classroom-based and home-based options provide each child with a solid foundation for learning. Transportation is provided.

In addition to the educational opportunities for children, Head Start provides many individualized educational skill and involvement opportunities for parents, included among the many avenues are literacy classes, parenting classes, educational and employment training opportunities within and outside Head Start, and parent meetings. Also, parents may serve as representatives on Policy Council, which is the governing body of the Head Start Program.

Over 300 children currently receive services through Head Start centers located throughout the New River Valley . Contact the Head Start administrative office or the local New River Community Action office in your area for more information.

Blacksburg Head Start
701 Church St., Blacksburg 24060
Office phone:  540-552-0490
Fax: 552-3279

Christiansburg Head Start
Office Phone:  540-381-7559
Fax: 381-2085
135 Church Street, Christiansburg, 24073
Family Educators and Family Service Workers – 540-381-7585

Radford Head Start
306 West Main Street, Radford 24141
Phone: 540-731-4107

Floyd Head Start

Family Educator /Family Service Worker office

216 Parkway Lane, PO Box 849, Floyd, VA  24091
Phone:  540-745-2120     Fax 745-2106

Floyd Elementary School,
531 Oak Hill Dr SW, Floyd, 24091
Phone:  540- 745 –9440 x 4673
Fax 745-9494
Narrows Head Start
111 Mary St., Narrows, VA  24124
Phone:  540-726-2700

Pearisburg Head Start

1105 Henson Ave., Pearisburg 24134
Phone:  540-921-2355
Fax 921-2435

Pulaski Head Start

14 Sixth St, Pulaski, VA 24301
Phone:  540-994-5740
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