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. TAP Head Start is a preschool program for children 3 and 4 years old.

How to Apply

Please call us at 540.767.6094 or email tapheadstart@nulltapintohope.org to register your child.

About TAP Head Start

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.

Our program offers:

  • Free preschool, infant, and toddler care
  • Nutritious meals
  • Health and dental screenings
  • Items such as diapers and formula are provided
  • Care for special needs or English language-learners
  • Each family is provided with a Whole Family Advocate (WFA) who connects families to school, jobs, transportation, and housing resources. The WFA also provides assistance with resume writing, and items that make it possible for parents to go to work such as books, uniforms, shoes, and more.
  • Services and resources for pregnant women. To find out more about our Pregnant Women’s Program call 540.767.6094 or email tapheadstart@nulltapintohope.org.

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.

About TAP Early Head Start

Service Areas

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.