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Your guide to
early care & learning in Northern Shenandoah Valley

Go2Grow works with local public schools, Head Start programs, and private providers to give all families access to early care and educational resources in Clarke County, Frederick County, Rappahannock County, Warren County, and Winchester City. By working together, we can ensure every child in the Northern Shenandoah Valley area enters kindergarten ready to learn and grow!

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go2grow

Your guide to
early care & learning
in Northern Shenandoah Valley

Go2Grow works with local public schools, Head Start programs, and private providers to give all families access to early care and educational resources in Clarke County, Frederick County, Warren County, and Winchester City. By working together, we can ensure every child in the Northern Shenandoah Valley area enters kindergarten ready to learn and grow!

Interested in exploring resources available to meet your family’s needs? Click here to explore options in your area:

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Early Childhood care and Education options in Clarke, frederick, warren, and winchester

Head Start by People Inc.

Age: 3 to 4 years old by September 30; 5-year-olds that miss the September 30 cutoff
Locations: 3 to 5-year-old class at DG Cooley Elementary School in Clarke County and 3 to 5-year-old classes at Frederick County Child Development Center in Winchester
Transportation: Provided for children living within the school zone
Cost: Free for eligible applicants
Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 PM
Contact:
Elisa Riis (eriis@peopleinc.net) or 540-869-1558 ext. 105
Mirna Monge (mmonge@peopleinc.net)
Contacto Idioma Español – (540) 869-1558 ext. 104
Visit: https://www.peopleinc.net/service/head-start/

Clarke County Public Schools Preschool Program

Age: 4 years old by September 30
Locations: D. G. Cooley Elementary School – Upper Campus
Transportation: Provided for children living within the school zone
Cost: Free for eligible applicants
Hours: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Contact: Kate Welsh (welshk@clarke.k12.va.us) or 540-955-6120
Visit: Clarke County Preschool (google.com)

Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K Program

Age: 4 years old by September 30
Locations: Certain Frederick County Elementary Schools
Transportation: Provided for children living within the school zone
Cost: Free for eligible applicants
Hours: 9:00 am – 3:30 PM
Contact: Angie White (whitea@fcpsk12.net)
Visit: https://www.frederickcountyschoolsva.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=1561

Mixed Delivery Program at Private Childcare Centers

Age: 3 or 4 years old by September 30 of enrolling year
Locations: Private childcare centers throughout the region (check website below for locations)
Transportation: None
Cost: Free to those who are eligible and accepted
Hours: Varies, check website for detailed info
Contact: Contact information for each center is listed on website below
Visit: Mixed Delivery Grant – JMU

Winchester City Public Schools Preschool Program

Age: 4 years old by September 30
Locations: All Winchester City Elementary Schools
Transportation: Provided for children living within the school zone
Cost: Free for eligible applicants
Hours: 7:30 am – 2:30 PM
Contact: Angie Cain (cain.angie@wps.k12.va.us) or 540-667-4253 ext. 12121
Visit: https://www.wps.k12.va.us/preschool

Winchester City Public Schools Spanish Immersion Preschool Program

Age: 3 or 4 years old by September 30
Location: Frederick Douglass Elementary School
Transportation: Provided for children living within the Frederick Douglass Elementary school zone
Cost: Tuition is $695 per month. With WPS and City of Winchester employee discount: $495 per month
Hours: 7:30 am – 2:30 PM
Contact: Angie Cain (cain.angie@wps.k12.va.us) or 540-667-4253 ext. 12121
Visit: https://www.wps.k12.va.us/Page/12524

Warren County Public Schools Preschool Program

Age: 3 and 4 years old by September 30
Locations: 5 locations throughout the county
Transportation: Provided for children living within the school zone
Cost: Free for eligible applicants
Hours: 8:00 am – 2:30 PM
Contact:  540-635-2725 ext. 33253.
Visit: https://www.wcpsva.org/preschool

Early Childhood Care and Education Centers
(search to see which accept subsidy)

Age: Birth-5
Locations: Varies
Transportation: Must provide own transportation
Cost: Varies
Hours: Varies based on facility
Visit: Apply for subsidy online at Virginia CommonHelp or reach out to your local department of social services for assistance.
To Search for Childcare providers in the area to see if they accept subsidy, click this link: Search for Child Day Care – Virginia Department of Social Services
When you click on the provider’s name, there is a place in the profile that will tell you if they are a current subsidy provider along with additional information about being licensed or unlicensed.