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Head Start

The Project Head Start Program is a federally funded program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We serve the entire Eastern Shore from the Chesapeake Bridge Tunnel to the Virginia, Maryland border. We serve 218 children and families of both Accomack and Northampton counties. Project Head Start is a comprehensive program of child development with a primary focus on school readiness skills. We at Project Head Start believe that engaging parents in their children’s education is the foundation to school and life success.


Head Start program is housed in 3 different locations. 

1. Hare Valley Head Start (Headquarters)

5432 Bayside Road

Exmore, VA 23350

Phone: 757-442-9652 EXT. 18

2. Eastern Shore Early Childhood Development Center

24429 Front Street

Accomack, VA 23301

Phone: 757-787-8874

3. Hallwood Head Start

28281 Main Street

Hallwood VA, 23359

Phone: 757-854-1800

Important Documents

Parent Handbook

Any inquiries about our Project Head Start programs, please contact Tange Francis – 757-442-9652 ext 18. To apply for Project Head Start Services, please complete our online application  or visit

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