Partners

Many organizations share our vision of providing a quality early childhood experience for children from low income families.

We are grateful to the businesses that support our mission and provide resources and/or funding to the Association to help us achieve our goals. Their generosity helps us keep costs to grantees lower.

Become a Partner


Platinum Partner ($3,500 and above)

Anthem HealthKeepers Plus

Anthem HealthKeepers Plus administers Medicaid and FAMIS/CHIP benefits on behalf of the Department of Medical Assistance Services (called DMAS for short) to eligible Virginia residents. We are part of the Anthem companies, which covers about 37 million Americans for health care insurance, in 26 states across the U.S.  Anthem is a member of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, and you’ll recognize our familiar “Cross and Shield” logo.

In Virginia, Anthem has been in the healthcare market under various names, for over 75 years. Anthem HealthKeepers Plus has been covering Virginia Medicaid Members since 1996. We are the only statewide Medicaid/FAMIS managed care organization (MCO) contracted with DMAS, and are proud to serve over 260,000 Virginians eligible for Medicaid and FAMIS. We work with over 25,000 health care providers in Virginia.

For plan details call 800-901-0020 or visit the Anthem Healthkeepers Plus plan on the web.


Gold Partner ($2,500)

Bluefield College

Bluefield College is proud to offer an online degree program. Based in southwest Virginia, Bluefield College online degree programs are an affordable online degree option that allows students to pursue their educational goals from almost anywhere. Bluefield is one of the best online colleges in Virginia and has helped thousands of working adult students from all walks of life complete their degree online.

Visit Bluefield College on the web

DentaQuest/Smiles for Children

Smiles For Children (SFC) is Virginia’s Medicaid and FAMIS and FAMIS Plus dental program. DentaQuest is the dental benefits administrator for the SFC program.  SFC provides dental benefits to members under 21, medically appropriate dental benefits to pregnant members and even limited benefits to non-pregnant members over 21. 

Visit Dentaquest/Smiles for Children on the web.

Discount School Supply

Discount School Supply and the National Head Start Association have worked together for over 13 years to support services that strengthen children and their families. During this time Discount School Supply has contributed over $650,000 to support NHSA programs nationwide. They are proud to offer resources specifically tailored to Head Start classroom needs.

Visit Discount School Supply on the web.

Kaplan Early Learning Company 

Serving those who serve children, Kaplan offers a variety of services and products, including early childhood education resources.

Visit KAPLAN Early Learning Company on the web.

Lakeshore 

Family-operated for three generations, Lakeshore has been providing award-winning educational products to schools and families for more than 50 years. With catalogs that target Elementary and Early Childhood programs, over 50 stores nationwide, plus a user-friendly website with free resources for teachers, parents and kids, Lakeshore is dedicated to meeting the needs of all customers . . . big and small.

Visit Lakeshore Learning on the web.

Magellan Complete Care

Magellan Complete Care combines expertise in physical health, behavioral health, pharmacy benefits management, diagnostics and specialty services, coupled with our distinctive Integrated Health Neighborhood (sm) model, making us uniquely qualified to offer the most robust integrated solution to our customers and members. We currently operate in Arizona, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Visit Magellan Complete Care on the web.

UnitedHealthCare 

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan is part of the UnitedHealthcare family. We have been providing benefits and support to our members for more than 27 years in communities across the United States. 

We serve all kinds of people, including families, pregnant women, children and people with disabilities. 

Also partnering with the State of Virginia and Centers for Medicaid Services on major Health Care initiatives and campaigns.  

Visit UnitedHealthCare on the web

 


Silver Partner ($1,000)

Frog Street

Frog Street is a leading provider of comprehensive early childhood education solutions to public schools, Head Start programs and early child care centers, with a focus on children from birth to age 5. Frog Street’s curriculum programs are based on early brain research and provide intentional age-appropriate instruction that is aligned to both federal and state standards. The Company also develops engaging and interactive professional development programs, including product training, conferences, continuing education, and quality assessment tools to measure students’ progress.

Visit Frog Street on the web. 

Walden University

Walden University is pleased to partner with Virginia Head Start to meet the professional development needs of its members. Walden is committed to helping working adults continue their education so they can make even greater contributions in their organizations.  As a part of that commitment, we have extended a 10% tuition reduction for the life of the program to all VA Head Start Members who enroll in any Walden bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree program in 2017. 

Visit Walden University on the web. 


Bronze Partners ($500)

The Capitol Group of Companies

The Capitol Group of Companies serves the needs of employer groups and individuals with years of experience in financial services. Our firm specializes in the planning, design and the implementation of all-inclusive employee benefit packages.

Visit The Capitol Group on the web.

Sonny Merryman Inc.

Known as the school bus folks, Sonny Merryman Inc. offers a wide selection of federally approved multi-function school/activity buses (MFSABs) to safely transport your precious cargo.

Visit Sonny Merryman Inc. on the web.

 


Community Individual Partner ($50 or $250 Lifetime)