Virginia Head Start Association; 52 programs, divided into four regions, that offer Head Start and Early Head Start services to their communities. Browse the Program Directory.

Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) distributes state funds to schools and community-based organizations to provide quality preschool programs for at-risk four-year-olds unserved by the federal Head Start program.

The following centers accept childcare vouchers, offer scholarships, or sliding scale fees for income eligible families:

Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA); serves Annandale & Bailey’s Crossroads Community Residents.

Easterseals Child Development Centers; locations in DC, Maryland and Virginia

Hopkins House Preschool Academies; three locations in Northern Virginia

Laurel Learning Center; the majority of childcare slots are reserved for working families receiving childcare subsidies from Fairfax County.

Northern Virginia Family Service; Head Start and Healthy Families Programs

The Campagna Center; early childhood programs in Alexandria

The Child and Family Network Centers; delivers quality education for Alexandria’s at-risk kids.

United Community Early Learning Center; subsidies for qualifying families available through the Fairfax County Office for Children.

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington: Infant Care and Preschool; Before and After School Care; Summer Camps.

Community nonprofits that provide children’s essentials, as well as seasonal school supplies and holiday help.

Community nonprofits that provide support with basic needs, such as clothing, food, and household items.