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Head Start

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Office:  (540) 661-4470

Fax:  (540) 661-4478

Heidi Lohr
Charde Ferguson
Education Specialist
Keisha Gourdine-Arnold
Family Systems Specialist
Dorothea Butts
Health and Nutrition Compliance Manager
Paula Johnston
Support Assistance 
Rene Hounshell
Chrissie Austin
Family Advocate
Chelsey Herrell
Family Advocate
Susan Satterfield
Family Advocate
Head Start Students posing along a fence.

We Are Now Accepting Enrollment Applications for the 23-24 Year!

How Do I Apply?

Orange County Head Start & VPI Programs is a central point of entry for several different pre-kindergarten options. These include federally-funded Head Start & Early Head Start serving children birth to five and expectant families and state-funded Virginia Preschool Initiative serving four-year-olds, who will be attending kindergarten the following school year. We offer part-day classes from 8:00 am-1:00 pm or 8 am-2:30 pm, five days a week. 


TEAC Center

Front view of the TEAC Head Start and Pre-K entrance

GBES Center

Front Entrance to Gordon-Barbour Elementary School

LGES Center

Front view of Locust Grove Elementary School.