Lyn-CAG Children and Family Services

Head Start Early Childhood Program

Lyn-CAG Children and Family Services operates the Head Start Early Childhood Program for children ages three to five years old, from low-income families. Head Start promotes the school readiness of children, by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children’s growth in many areas such as language, literacy, and social and emotional development. Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teacher. These programs help build relationships with families that support family well-being and many other important areas.

Our Head Start Mission

Lyn-CAG Children and Family Services works to embrace and empower every child and family as contributing members of the community.

Our Head Start Vision

Building community equity, one child, one family at a time.

Head Start in-person classroom instruction is provided at the following sites:

  • Head Start Center, 701 Thomas Road Lynchburg, VA
  • Head Start Program at Boys & Girls Club, Lynchburg, VA
  • Moneta Educational Center, Bedford, VA
  • Madison Heights Elementary School, Madison Heights, VA

The Head Start Program is currently recruiting and enrolling new students into our program. To learn more about the Head Start program or to register your child, visit or call 434.849.7542

Career Employment Training

Certified Nurse Aide and Medication Aide Training

Lyn-CAG partners with Care Options and Raspberry Hill to provide CNA and Med Aide Training to eligible individuals. Six-week blended-learning class are available, Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (times may vary).

Certified Nurse Aide Training

Interested persons, should schedule an appointment with our Career Employment Specialists to apply for the programs at 434-455-1601, or ext. 335. Walk-in assistance is also available in the Lyn-CAG Opportunity Center located at 1010 Main Street, Downtown Lynchburg, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Training program qualifications:

  • Child in the household 18 or younger (Lyn-CAG qualification only)
  • TANF Eligible / Low-income participant (200% of national poverty level)
  • Low-income participant (200% of national poverty level)
  • No prior felonies allowed / Misdemeanor evaluated on a case-by-case basis
  • TABE Assessment required

**Applicants must be willing to work and comply with requirements to work in a Health Care Facility, included required screenings and vaccines.

Med-Aide Training

CNA’s are trained to deliver medicine in an assisted living centers. If you have received your CNA state certification and you are currently employed at a Health Care facility, you may be qualified to enroll in the training.

Applications for enrollment are available by contact Duane Thomas or call 434-455-1601, ext. 335. Classes are scheduled monthly at authorized facilities, times may vary.

Adult High School Diploma

Offered and provided at Faith Christian Academy, Madison Heights, VA

General Education Diploma Preparation

Offered at Lyn-CAG Opportunity Center and taught by Adult Continuing Education.

The Lyn-CAG Opportunity Center Computer Learning Lab is available for students to participate in on-line learning classes. Email Duane Thomas, for more information.