Head Start and Early Head Start

Enroll your child in one of our child care programs and prepare them for kindergarten. Early Head Start is for children up to and including 2 years old. Head Start is a preschool program for children 3 and 4 years old.

Head Start and Early Head Start programs include important education and learning skills as well as health services and screenings, teaches good eating habits and manners, supports parents and promotes physical activity.

Services are available for the children’s families, guiding the parents toward playing a bigger part in their child’s growth, as well as services for pregnant mothers to make sure a child’s health and development start out well.

TAP Early Head Start and Head Start programs accept applications throughout the school year. Spaces per site are limited and are subject to change every school year; however, we can add your child to a wait list if space is not available.

Click here to view a full list of upcoming open enrollment events.

Half-day and full-day programs are offered in the following areas of southwest Virginia:

  • Alleghany County (Full-Day only)
  • Buena Vista City
  • Covington City (Full-Day only)
  • Lexington City (Full-Day only)
  • Roanoke County
  • Roanoke City
  • Rockbridge County
  • Salem City (Half -Day Only)
  • Botetourt County (Home Based only)
  • Craig County (Full-Day and Home Based only)

We also work with partners in Montgomery, Giles, and Pulaski counties for families interested in Early Head Start programs in the New River Valley.

For more information or to learn how to apply,  please contact us at (540) 767‑6094 or by email using the form below.