Early Childhood Curriculum and Grant Management

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!   

Head StartEarly Head StartKindergarten

Learn more about how children are learning and preparing for future success from Early Head Start through Kindergarten:

how to apply

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.

Latest News

Healthy Eating

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

Family Style Meals

Farmers markets are a good way to get fresh healthy food. In promotion of healthy eating, FECEP/Head Start/Early Head Start has tokens of appreciation with a nutrition theme to give away to the first ten people who reply correctly to the following survey question.


Hint: Watch the video


Summer Fun

Free summer concerts by the US Air Force

Fairfax County Parks and Recreation have many free or lost cost activities throughout the summer.


Visit Bao Bao, the baby panda at National Zoo

Quick Links:

Early Childhood Videos

Early Childhood Curriculum

Early Head Start

FECEP/Head Start


Instructional Services


FECEP/Head Start
Early Head Start
English Line: 703-204-6700
Spanish Line: 703-204-6701

Early Childhood Curriculum

Muara Burke

Maura Burke

Cynthia Lowry
Administrative Assistant

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Last Updated

June 18, 2014