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    Welcome to

    LCPS Head Start Program


    Charisse Rosario: Head Start & STEP Supervisor

    Shranda Arietta: Head Start Secretary/Bookkeeper

    Loudoun County Public Schools Pre-K programs (STEP & Head Start) provide a quality preschool experience with comprehensive services at no cost to qualifying families. Your family may qualify for these programs if you: 
    • reside in Loudoun County
    • have a child who will be 4 by September 30, or 3 if you live in the Sterling area
    • meet income guidelines, which is based on 100% (Head Start) and 200% (STEP) Poverty Level. For example a family of 4 can earn up to $25,750 to be eligible for the Head Start Program or $51,500 to be eligible for the STEP program. Federal Government Poverty Guidelines
    • receiveTemporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and/or homeless per definition of the McKinney Vento Act
    • have a child with a diagnosed disability or an IEP (Individualized Education Plan)
    Though families may qualify, spaces are limited and selection is based on need, not “first come, first serve”.  
    Note: The application process begins January 6 for the upcoming school year. The application eligibility, selection and enrollment process begins in March and is managed centrally at the Office of Head Start in Ashburn; not at schools. If you have a question about the application process or status please call: 571-252-2110.
    Returning families or those who have previously applied for another child: please contact the Head Start Office at 571-252-2110 to update your application.
    If it's the first time you are applying for a PK program, please complete the ONLINE APPLICATION .


    Contact Information:
    LCPS Head Start & STEP Program
    43711 Partlow Rd
    Ashburn, VA  20147
    Head Start PH:  (571) 252-2110
    STEP PH:  (571) 252-2118
    FAX: (703) 669-1444
    E-MAIL: Head Start
Last Modified on October 3, 2019