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206 N Main Street Galax, Va 24333
(276) 236-7134

Head Start is one of Rooftop of Virginia CAP’s oldest running programs. This department provides an early childhood education program to 221 three and four year olds from income eligible families residing in Grayson and Carroll counties and the city of Galax. The overall goal of the program is to assist the child in dealing with the present and future responsibilities in school and life. The program provides 4 component areas that include education, health, social services, and parental involvement. Children may participate in the home base option or attend one of the seven classrooms located in Fries, Galax, and Hillsville.

Rooftop’s Head Start program is award winning and has been found in full compliance with all state program requirements. The success of the department is credited to the staff that give their all and their hearts to care for the children that come to them.

Management Staff Contact Information: (276) 236-7131

Alexandra Shalabi, Director Ext. 243,

Debbie Liddle, Administrative Assistant Ext. 237,

Brenda Amburn, Family Service Specialist Ext. 235,

Kathy Widner, Health Specialist Ext. 250,

Danielle Blevins, Child Development Specialist Ext. 236,
Joan Weaver, Child Services Specialist Ext. 245,


Feeding Sites for USDA Food

Galax Head Start Classrooms & Home Base Groups

105 Rosenwald Felts Drive

Galax, VA 24333

Galax Early Head Start Classrooms

103 Hospital Drive

Galax, VA 24333

Hillsville Head Start & Early Head Start Classrooms & Home Base Groups

Regional Alternative Education Center

205 Oak Street

Hillsville, VA 24343

Cana Head Start Classroom

St. Paul School

231 Flower Gap Road

Cana, VA 24317

Independence Head Start

Independence Elementary School

110 Blue Devil Drive

Independence, VA 24348

Home Base Groups

Independence High School

915 East Main Street

Independence, VA 24348

Home Base Group

Grayson Highlands School

6459 Troutdale Highway

Troutdale, VA 24378