About Early Childhood and Grant Management
The Office of Early Childhood Curriculum and Grant Management serves as a catalyst and resource for empowering families, schools, and the community in their collaborative efforts to promote student achievement. ECGM provides high quality student, parent, and staff education programs that address diverse characteristics and needs. The Office of Early Childhood Curriculum and Grant Management is responsible for:
- School support for the preschool and kindergarten curriculum.
- Direct administration of the Family and Early Childhood Education Program (FECEP)/Head Start and Early Head Start.
- Collaboration and coordination with county, state, and federal agencies to acquire additional grant funding for at-risk students and ensure compliance with all federal and state regulations.
Our vision is that every child is ready to learn!
Learn more about how children are learning and preparing for future success from Early Head Start through Kindergarten:
Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded comprehensive program for low-income families with infants and toddlers and pregnant women.
FECEP/Head Start (FECEP/HS) provides a high quality early learning experience for income-eligible three and four year-olds, including children with disabilities.
Kindergarten promotes social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth for all children aged 5 by September 30th through a variety of activities that meet individual and group needs.
Head Start Awareness Month
October is Head Start Awareness Month. For fifty years Head Start has been the premier model for providing the whole child an opportunity for success in school and in life. Join us in activities that celebrate the successes of Head Start.
For more information: http://www.nhsa.org/50_years_of_opportunity
2014 Fairfax Education Summit
Find out how to support your child before kindergarten. Come to the School Readiness session where educators will explain ways to prepare your child for their school experience.
For more information go to http://www.fcps.edu/news/summit.shtml
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Edison High School
8:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Child Care Options
Fairfax County's Office for Children's website has information to help you look at child care options. For more information click http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ofc/childcareoptions.htm
Halloween Safety: “Trick or Treat”
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department has safety tips to keep your home and children safe during Halloween.
For more information: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr/news/2012archive/2012_81.htm
There's nothing like the taste of a fresh tomato or a juicy peach to bring out the flavor of summer. From May to November, Fairfax County's 11 farmers markets come to life with a feast for the senses.
For more details visit: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/wp-farm-mkt.htm