Early Childhood Curriculum and Grant Management

About Early Childhood and Grant Management

The Office of Early Childhood Curriculum and Grant Management (ECCGM) serves as a catalyst and resource for empowering families, schools, and the community in their collaborative efforts to promote student achievement.  ECCGM 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!   

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

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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

School Starts on:

  • Kindergarten - September 8, 2015
  • FECEP/Head Start - September 14, 2015
  • Please check with your child's school for the day's start & end times.


Clemyjontri Park (Free Fairfax County Park)

  • The Two Acre Playground Consists of 4 Outdoor "Rooms" Surrounding a Centerpiece Carousel
  • For more information visit the website.


Smithsonian Institute Special Events (some free)

  • Search calendar events by category "Kids & Families"
  • For more information visit the website.


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

Story Time vs. Educational Screen Time For Young Children

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Quick Links:

Early Childhood Videos

Early Childhood Curriculum

Early Head Start

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Instructional Services


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

Early Childhood Curriculum

Maura Burke

Cynthia Lowry
Administrative Assistant

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Last Updated

October 15, 2015