Head Start / Early Head Start

Head Start and Early Head Start is a national program that is federally funded and administered under the Department of Health and Human Services. The United States Government provides 80% of Head Start/Early Head Start funding while the remaining 20% must be provided by community sources, ensuring that each Head Start/Early Head Start Program reflects the strengths, needs, concerns, and cultures of the local community.

Early Head Start

Early Head Start, offered in many of North Central WV Community Action’s counties including Marion, Preston, Randolph, and Tucker provides Center and Home Based services to prenatal families and families with children ages birth to three, who are income eligible. Early Head Start was initiated in response to the changing needs of families and research indicating the critical importance of the early years to a child’s healthy growth and development. The Early Head Start Program provides and supports comprehensive activities designed to foster this healthy growth and development.

School Readiness

The Head Start Program promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of preschool children three to five years of age in income eligible families in Barbour, Marion, Monongalia, Pocahontas, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, and Webster Counties. The North Central WV Community Action Association Head Start/Early Head Start Program has emerged as a leader in collaboration with County Boards of Education in the implementation of Universal Pre-K education. Offering preschool children the opportunity to receive education in schools in their home attendance areas is one of the major goals of Universal Pre-K. Through partnerships, children and families are able to receive support services such as health, nutrition, and social services. This system enhances parent involvement in their children’s learning and helps them in making progress toward their educational, literacy, and employment goals.

Head Start / Early Head Start Contacts
Barbour County Head Start
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Barbour County Head Start
Work 183 Chestnut Street Barbour Philippi WV 26416 US Work Phone: 304-457-2181 Work Fax: 304-457-6525
Nancy Keller
Children Services Supervisor
Phone (304) 457-2181
Fax (304) 457-6036
Marion County Head Start
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Marion County Head Start Office
Work 1304 Goose Run Rd Marion Fairmont WV 26554 US Work Phone: 304-363-3311 Work Fax: 304-333-2259
Christine White
Children Services Supervisor
Phone (304) 363-3311
Fax (304) 366-8846
Roberta DeMarco
Children Services Supervisor
Phone (304) 363-3311
Fax (304) 366-8846
Monongalia County Head Start (Delegate)
Monongalia County Head Start (Delegate)
Work 1433 Dorsey Avenue Monongalia Morgantown WV 26505 United States Work Phone: 304-292-9330 Work Fax: 304-292-9324
Pocahontas County Head Start
Pocahontas County Head Start
Home 938 S Davis Avenue Elkins WV 26241 United States Work Phone: 304-636-2188 Work Fax: 304-637-4718
Gene Purkey
Children's Services Supervisor
Phone (304) 636-2188
Fax (304) 637-4718
 
Preston County Head Start
Preston County Head Start
Home 428 Morgantown Street Kingwood WV 26537 United States Work Phone: 304-329-1028 Work Fax: 304-329-1170
Cassi Schwinabart
Children's Services Supervisor
Phone (304) 329-1028
Fax (304) 329-1170
Randolph County Head Start
Randolph County Head Start
Home 938 S Davis Avenue Randolph Elkins WV 26241 United States Work Phone: 304-636-2188 Work Fax: 304-637-4718
Gene Purkey
Children's Services Supervisor
Phone (304) 636-2188
Fax (304) 637-4718
 
Taylor County Head Start
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Taylor County Office
Work 20 E Main Street Taylor Grafton WV 26354 Work Phone: 304-265-3200 Work Fax: 304-265-5037
Brenda Satterfield
Children's Services Supervisor
Phone (304) 265-3200
Fax (304) 265-5037
 
Tucker County Head Start
Tucker County Head Start
Work 938 S Davis Avenue WV Elkins WV 26554 United States Work Phone: 304-636-2188 Work Fax: 304-637-4718
Nancy Keller
Children Services Supervisor
Phone (304) 457-2181
Fax (304) 457-6036
Webster County Head Start
Webster County Head Start
Home 60 Railroad Avenue Webster Cowen WV 26206 United States Work Phone: 304-226-5991 Work Fax: 304-226-5635
Nancy Keller
Children Services Supervisor
Phone (304) 457-2181
Fax (304) 457-6036