Riverview Head Start #1

Preschool in Grundy, VA 24614

27382 Riverside Drive
Grundy, VA 24614
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Buchanan County Head Start is a federally funded, non profit organization currently serving 189 children in Buchanan County.
The program is governed by the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors, the programs grantee board, and
the Parent Policy Council, consisting of current head start parents and community representatives.

Buchanan County Head Start is a community pre-school program that prepares low-income children for
success in school and gives them a true “head start” as they move from pre-k years into the public school system.

Buchanan County Head Start strives to provide support to eligible families, to teach them economic survivial,

and to enhance an appropriate environment in which parents, children, and concerned professionals work, learn, and grow.

Child Ages:
3 years - 5 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
Virginia Department of Social Services
Special Needs:
Medical, dental and speech screenings and follow-up.
Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday

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Head Start is an early childhood pre-school developmental program. Since 1965, Head Start has provided comprehensive health, education, nutrition and social services to more than eleven million children.
Head Start believes that the gains made by a child must be understood and built upon by the family and community. To achieve this goal, parents and other members of the family are involved in the experiences their children receive. To stimulate child growth and family development, Head Start focuses upon four component areas: These component areas and what each one provides is outlined below:

*Varied age appropriate activities. These experiences help children to develop; socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally. *Medical, dental and speech screenings and follow-up. Health, nutrition and mental health education for children and families is vital. *Increases family awareness of community and social service agencies while helping to develop ways of meeting individual/family needs. *Provides parents the opportunity to participate in decision making groups, to develop parent activities and to work with children in cooperation with Head Start staff.


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