Our May 2023 parent training was a success. The trainer, Ms. Kathy Fudge White, trained 13 of our parents to become substitutes in the classroom. The training also included information about a pathway to permanent employment for the parents. Please look out for our next parent training so you can be next!
Higher Horizons, a private, non-profit organization was founded in 1963 as the first licensed early care and education facility in Fairfax County, VA. Higher Horizons serves 300 low-income children and families in the Bailey’s Crossroads and Falls Church communities of Fairfax County. Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Head Start, and the Fairfax County Office for Children, the program provides high quality, comprehensive early childhood education and development services to income eligible expectant mothers and children 0-5 and their families.
We serve prenatal to 5 years old
HEAD START AND EHS SINCE
CHILDREN TRANSITIONED TO KINDERGARTEN
PARENTS LINKED TO READY ROSIE (PARENTING CURRICULUM)
Are you eligible? This is what you will need.
Your child’s official birth certificate
Proof of income
Proof of residency
We are proud of our graduates!
Kevin was one of the first students in the Early Head Start program at Higher Horizons He was enrolled from 2002 to 2004 At birth, Kevin was diagnosed with Down Syndrome After attending Head Start and Early Head Start at Higher Horizons, he transitioned to the Fairfax County Public Schools He graduated from Annandale High School, completing in 2021 During 2021,
Micah Parker is in his second year as an assistant basketball coach at USC Aiken Parker arrived at USC Aiken after serving as the head coach with 17U Premier During the 2020-21 season, he was the women’s assistant varsity coach at Woodbridge Senior High School and was assistant varsity coach at Osbourn Park HS for the
Kenya Gray is a Senior Relationship Manager at the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), in Washington, DC She joined the UNCF after working for the DC Public Charter School system as a college and career counselor With more than 15 years in education under her belt, Kenya is a seasoned professional ensuring that students are afforded the opportunity to
Get ready to watch your child grow!
My family advocate demonstrated a vast knowledge and understanding of child development and relationship stability.
As I reflect on my work, I have learned so much about Head Start, policy, procedures, and management skills.
Former staff member
The atmosphere at our center is so warm, friendly, and inviting. You truly feel like you are a part of a family.
I love that I work for a company that puts education as a priority.
Early Head Start Teacher
Being a Head Start Teacher has been one of the best decisions in my career.
Head Start Teacher
Thank you for all your patience day to day, for every tear you wipe away, for little hands you gently hold, and all the stories you have told.
Thank you for the time you give, the hearts you warm, the smiles you make. You are appreciated.
Thank you for making a positive difference in our lives, we are still using the skills that you taught us.
This program is wonderful because they also have a lot of resources they help you with! Like your mental health and also teaching parents new other ways to help your child grow and learn better!
This is a very good program especially in the situation we are in. It’s pleasant to have someone to talk to about it. What's been great for me is I've learned so much about parenting.
Higher Horizons Head Start
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