Department of Family Services - Office for Children

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 920
Fairfax, VA 22035

Jennifer Branch,
Director

Head Start and Early Head Start

banner head start children posing for photo

Welcome to Head Start and Early Head Start!

Head Start is a national child development program that serves families with children from birth to age five, and expectant parents. The program is designed to prepare children for success in school by enhancing their intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. This service is provided at no cost to eligible families.

Head Start: Age 3-5

  • What options and locations are available for Head Start?
  • What services are available through the Head Start Program?
  • How can I apply to participate in the Head Start Program?

Early Head Start: Age 0-3 and Pregnant Women

  • What options and locations are available for Early Head Start?
  • What services are available through the Early Head Start Program?
  • How can I apply to participate in the Early Head Start Program?

Ways to Get Involved

  • As a Parent
  • As a Family Child Care Provider
  • As a Community Volunteer and Community Partner

Additional Information

  • About Us
  • Reports and Data - Annual Report, Community Assessment
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Eligibility Guidelines