Head Start

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 | 0 comments

Head Start

Quality pre-kindergarten experiences have proven to reduce the the rate of children being held back a grade, and increase their chances of graduating high school.  RCCAA’s Head Start school readiness program  provides comprehensive learning for Raleigh County WV children up to 5 years old; years critical to cognitive, social, and emotional development.  Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports development in the following disciplines:

  • Language and Literacy
  • Cognition & General Knowledge
  • Physical Development and Health
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Approaches to Learning

In the classroom, RCCAA Head Start uses Creative Curriculum to spark the child’s curiosity and promote learning.  Our comprehensive programs address health, nutrition, social, and family needs in addition to education and cognitive development.  A family needs assessment helps us tailor to the needs of each child and their families.  RCCAA Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teacher.  The Head Start programs build relationships with families that support:

  • Family Well-Being and Positive Parent-Child Relationships
  • Families as Learners and Lifelong Educators
  • Family Engagement in Transitions
  • Family Connections to Peers and Community
  • Families as advocates and Leaders

Our Family Services department works with the child’s family to address any areas of interest to parents or guardians. RCCAA Head Start services are designed to be responsive to each child and family’s ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage.  Utilize the RCCAA Transportation Services for transport to and from each center for the convenience of the family.

RCCAA Head Start offers these comprehensive services to eligible 3, 4 and 5 year old children at eight sites throughout Raleigh County. These locations are:

Central Head Start Center (Beckley)

Clear Fork Elementary

Coal City Elementary

Fairdale Head Start Center

Ghent Elementary

Pettus Head Start Center

Sophia Head Start Center

Stratton Elementary


To determine your child’s eligibility to attend the premier pre-k program in the nation, contact the RCCAA Head Start Enrollment Specialist at:

RCCAA Head Start

114 Lebanon Lane

Beckley WV 25801

(304) 252-0688 ext. 112