Building our future, one child and one family at a time.

People Incorporated is Virginia’s leading child and family development organization and the first to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. For 50 years, we’ve pioneered the creation of Early Head Start, Head Start and childcare programs that have helped thousands of children fulfill their potential.

People Inc. announces modified plan of instruction for Head Start and Early Head Start programs

ABINGDON, Va. – People Incorporated of Virginia’s Child and Family Development Head Start and Early Head Start programs announced today its modified plan of instruction for center-based and home-based services for the 2020-2021 school year in all localities. The plan will be implemented in phases with the safety of children, families and staff of the highest priority and the driving force behind the development of plans.Click here for more information.

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Early Head Start: For children up to 3 years old.

Children ages three to five are provided high quality educational services to support their developmental growth and prepare them for school success. Children receive developmental, health, and nutrition screenings to promote early detection and to address their individual developmental needs. Families receive support as they set and work toward goals for their children and family and receive parenting education that enhances their knowledge. Program includes both center and home-based options.

Head Start: For children from 3 to 5 years old.

Our 11 Head Start centers and home-based services promote early childhood education, health, nutrition, social services, parent education, family development, and parental involvement for income-eligible families and children ages three to five. Dedicated teachers provide developmental, sensory, and behavioral screenings during enrollment. We also encourage parents to participate in program governance, volunteer, and attend parenting training, adult literacy, and career skills classes.

Affordable Child Care

Affordable quality daycare for qualifying families is available at the Child Development Center in Clintwood. Supervised, age-appropriate activities designed to promote learning take place in full-day infant-toddler and preschool classrooms, before and after school child care, and full day summer care for school children.

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