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Your guide to
early care & learning in Central Virginia

Go2Grow works with local public schools, Head Start programs, and private providers to give all families access to early care and educational resources in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, and Greene. By working together, we can ensure every child in the Central Virginia area enters kindergarten ready to learn and grow!
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Your guide to
early care & learning
in Central Virginia

Go2Grow works with local public schools, Head Start programs, and private providers to give all families access to early care and educational resources in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, and Greene. By working together, we can ensure every child in the Central Virginia area enters kindergarten ready to learn and grow!

SAVE TIME WITH A SINGLE APPLICATION.

Go2Grow helps families review and sign up for early care and education opportunities. This single application can also inform families of their eligibility for publicly-funded programs that may provide free or reduced cost options.

Go2Grow applications can be filled out year-round by any family with a child, birth to age 5, looking for care in Central Virginia.

Not sure which programs you’re eligible for? Contact our Navigator, Rebecca Martin, for assistance at go2grow@unitedwaycville.org, by phone or by text at 434-459-0506

If you have previously filled out a go2grow application for anyone in your family, that information is saved in our system! Please visit https://forms.gle/YAsb2rBN7EMgvm3i9 or contact Rebecca Martin to reactivate your application for the upcoming school year.

LEARN ABOUT EARLY LEARNING PROGRAMS IN YOUR AREA.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

MACAA Early Head Start

Age: Birth to age 3
Contact: Lina Abril-Montoya at (434) 295-3171 ext. 3008.

MACAA Head Start

Age: 3- and 4-year-olds by September 30
Locations: Park Street Center and in participating Elementary Schools in Albemarle, Louisa, Fluvanna, and Nelson counties
Transportation: Dependent on location
Cost: Free for eligible applicants
Hours: Vary by location, but generally 8am-3pm
Contact: Lina Abril Montoya at (434)270-2620 or Mackenzie Wolfe at (434)995-9800
Visit: https://www.macaa.org/headstart to learn more

Charlottesville City Preschool

Age: 3- and 4-year-olds by September 30
Locations: In Charlottesville City Elementary Schools
Transportation: Provided for children living within the school zone
Cost: Free for eligible applicants
Hours: 7:45 AM to 2:30 PM
Contact: Sheila Sparks (sparkss1@charlottesvilleschools.org)
Visit: http://charlottesvilleschools.org/preschool/ to learn more

Albemarle County Bright Stars

Age: 4 years old by September 30
Locations: 7 Albemarle County Elementary Schools
Transportation: Provided for children living within the school zone
Cost: Free for eligible applicants
Hours: 7:45 am – 2:30 PM
Contact: Carol Fox (cfox@albemarle.org)
Visit: Bright Stars Program – ACPS or Bright Stars Program – ACDSS to learn more

United Way of Greater Charlottesville (UWGC)
Mixed Delivery:

Age: 3- and 4-year-olds by September 30
Locations: Select Private Centers in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area
Transportation: Not provided
Cost: Free for eligible applicants
Hours: Vary by location
Contact: Meredith Locascio (434)459-0514
Visit: https://unitedwaycville.org/ourimpact/schoolreadiness/mixeddelivery to learn more

Subsidy Assistance

If you need assistance to pay for childcare and want to learn more information about the subsidy programs in your community, visit commonhelp.virginia.gov or contact your local Department of Social Services Child Care Office.

PRIVATE PROVIDERS

Click here to see the map of potential care options in your area.

Contact: Deborah Rogers (434)459-0101 to learn more about options in your area.

Greene County VPI

For more information about the Greene County VPI program, please contact Kaki Payne at kpayne@greenecountyschools.com or 434-939-9002.

Fluvanna County VPI

Locations: West Central Primary
Contact: (434)510-1016
Visit: https://www.fluvannacounty.org/community/page/fluvanna-county-prek-and-k-registration to learn more

Louisa County VPI

Locations: Louisa County Elementary Schools
Contact: Justin Grigg at (540)894-5115
Visit: https://preschool.lcps.k12.va.us/ to learn more

Nelson County VPI

Locations: Rockfish and Tye River Elementary
Contact: (434)260-7646
Visit: https://www.nelson.k12.va.us/en-US/pre-k-information-77e008cc to learn more

West Central Primary

Fluvanna County Public Schools
For more information visit: fluco.org

Have questions?

HAVE QUESTIONS?

WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Contact our Navigator, Rebecca Martin, for assistance at go2grow@unitedwaycville.org, by phone or text at 434-459-0506