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Head Start is a free preschool program for children ages 3-5 years old. Eligible children and their families must live in York County and meet income or other eligibility criteria. Breakfast, lunch and snack (Full day programs only) are provided to students at no cost to the family.
Head Start is located at the Griffin-Yeates Center, Bethel Manor and Yorktown Elementary Schools.
You can get additional information regarding Head Start by visiting About the Division or the York County Preschool Programs page located at www.yorkcountyschools.org. Additionally, you can contact (757) 890-3888 to obtain additional information about Head Start.
Head Start offers full day and half day classes Monday through Friday. Head Start students attend 5 days a week.
The Griffin-Yeates Center has limited transportation available at no cost to families.
No, the child must reside in York County, regardless of where a parent is employed.
Yes, Head Start uses the research-based Teaching Strategies GOLD by Creative Curriculum® that is aligned to the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and Virginia Early Learning and Development Standards.