Head Start is a national early childhood devlopment program that offers school-readiness skills and other comprehensive services to children and their families. Head Start students receive healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy indoor and outdoor learning. All enrolled students receive health and medical screenings as mandated by performance standards. The children also participate in other transition activities such as joint field trips with kindergarten students at their respective school systems, and visits to kindergarten classrooms.
The Improvement Association Head Start provides center-based, classroom style pre-school education for 262 three- and four-year-olds throughout Sussex, Surry, Greensville/Emporia, Brunswick, and Dinwiddie Counties.