Head Start Administrative Office
926 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Telephone #: (434) 846-2778
Fax #: (434) 847-8320
Available Monday – Friday
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Click here to read the 2008-2009 Head Start Annual Report
Click here to read the 2009-2011 Head Start Annual Report
Click here to see Head Start Locations and Contact Information
Lynchburg City Schools PreKindergarten Program and Lyn-CAG Head Start Program application form:
Click here to download the application.
The Head Start Program offers the following services and initiatives:
- Educational and Social Development
Head Start offers many opportunities for children to express themselves through art, music, movement, and storytelling. Children participate in indoor and outdoor play, and learn about books, words, numbers, and the world around them. All Head Start services are customized to the individual child’s developmental level (including children with disabilities) and consider each child’s temperament, interests, and learning style.
- Medical, Dental and Mental Health
Head Start programs focus on each child’s basic health needs as well as the healthy behaviors and practices that can prevent illness and enhance a child’s lifelong well-being. Head Start children receive medical and dental care. Head Start recognizes the importance of identifying and addressing health problems early in a child’s life so that they do not interfere with a child’s learning and development. The program arranges comprehensive health care for every child. This includes a complete health examination with a screening for chronic or disabling conditions, a vision and hearing test, a dental checkup, and immunizations.
- Family Development, Parent Involvement and Nutritional Counseling
Head Start staff approach work with a family as a team effort from the beginning process of setting goals to making policy and program decisions. Parents are encouraged to become involved in every aspect of Head Start. Parents and family members work in partnership with Head Start staff to set goals for their child’s and family’s development. An individualized plan is designed to assist them in achieving their family goals. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in the classroom and for special activities.
- Daily Meals and Transportation
Head Start provides nourishing meals and snacks. A trained nutritionist helps ensure that all Head Start meals are balanced. Head Start Transportation Policy requires that all buses transporting Head Start children must have a bus monitor and all children must use safety harnesses that are weight and height appropriate.
All clients must meet applicable income guidelines set forth by respective funding sources. Children must be 3 to 4 years of age.
Unrestricted. Walk-ins accepted. Self-referrals accepted. Written Application required.
Birth Certificate of the child; Income Verification for the Household (can include check stubs).