FECEP/Head Start

Getting a head start on a lifetime of learning.

The Family and Early Childhood Education Program (FECEP)/Head Start is a full-day program that primarily serves income-eligible children who are four years old by September 30. There are limited spaces available in select schools for children who are three years old by September 30.

If your family qualifies for free or reduced school lunch or you are currently receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you are eligible to apply.

Enrollment is based on need; it is not based on a first-come, first-served basis.

Call the office at 703-208-7900 (English) or 703-208-7901 (Spanish), and a staff member will ask you questions that will screen you for eligibility to apply.

FECEP/Head Start does not have classrooms in every elementary school, so your child may be accepted to a classroom that is not at his or her base school.

FCPS FECEP-Head Start Application

Apply for the FECEP-Head Start program at FCPS.
Apply for FECEP-Head Start

Virginia Preschool Initiative

Learn more about the Virginia Preschool Initiative
View the Virginia Preschool Initiative