Apply to Early Head Start or Head Start:


Southwest Virginia Early Head Start and Head Start

Our Early Head Start program in Southwest Virginia serves children 0 to 3 years old in Buchanan County, Dickenson County, Russell County, Washington County and the City of Bristol, Virginia. Apply to the Early Head Start program by completing this application

Our Head Start program in Southwest Virginia serves children 3 to 4 years old at the Abingdon Child Development Center, Benhams Child Development Center, Bristol Child Development Center, Fox Meadows Child Development Center and the Glade Spring Child Development Center. Apply to the Head Start program in Southwest Virginia with this application

Submit applications via email to Judy Wilson, or mail to People Incorporated Attn: Judy Wilson 1173 West Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210.

How to complete the application

1. Save the application to your computer, fill it out in Adobe Reader, and submit it via email.

2. Complete the application on the computer, print, and mail or submit in person.

3. Print the application, handwrite answers, and mail or submit in person.

Questions? Contact Judy Wilson at (276) 619-2213

Northern Shenandoah Valley Head Start

Our Head Start program in the Northern Shenandoah Valley serves families in Frederick County, Clarke County and the City of Winchester at the Frederick County Child Development Center and Winchester Child Development Center.

Complete the online application here

Questions? Contact Shannon Triplett at (540) 859-1558 Ext. 102.


Q1: My child is 2-years-old, is she eligible for Head Start?

A1: Children must be 3-years-old by September 30th to attend Head Start. However, 2-year-olds are eligible for Early Head Start and they will then be placed in Head Start when they turn 3-years-old.

Q2: Will you need to know my income for the application?

A2: Yes, national Head Start guidelines require that income information be collected during the application process.

Q3: Will my child be attending every weekday?

A3: Yes, your child will attend classes Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Nutritious meals will be provided for children during school hours. Please see our Nutrition page for menus and more information.

Q4: Are there any fees for Head Start?

A4: No, all supplies, meals, transportation, and field trips are free.

Q5: When will I know if my child has been accepted into the program?

A5: You will be contacted the first week of August.