Corporate 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 Corporate Partner

Gold Partner ($2,500+)

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.

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. 

Jacqueline Wake
[email protected]

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.

Francine Towbridge
2 Lower Ragsdale Drive Suite 200
Monterey, CA 93940
[email protected]

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.

Micki Cabaniss
P. O. Box 229
Buckingham VA 23921
[email protected]
800.334.2014; ext. 5010

Visit KAPLAN Early Learning Company on the web.


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.

Jonathan Hudson
Lakeshore Regional Manager
2695 E. Dominguez St.
Carson, CA 90895
[email protected]

Visit Lakeshore Learning on the web.

Silver Partner ($1,000)

Frog Street

As a company built by early childhood educators, we understand that childhood is a period of incubation. With so much to learn and such a short period of opportunity, we have made it our mission to help teachers and caregivers make the journey both joyful and purposeful. At Frog Street, our exclusive focus is on the development of early childhood minds. We are dedicated to continually improving our programs and products based on current research and input from early childhood classroom educators and caregivers.

Visit Frog Street on the web.

School Health

School Health is a national, full-service provider of health supplies and services. We serve health professionals in educational settings from pre-school to college. We collaborate with customers and are an advocate for the health and wellness of those entrusted in their care.

Visit School Health on the web.

Successful Innovations, Inc.

Successful Innovations, Inc. provides outreach resources and professional development to engage families as equal partners in their child's education.

Visit Successful Innovations, Inc 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.

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. 

Other Supporters


webbones is a Richmond, VA web development company that is proud to be a longtime supporter of the Virginia Head Start Association. We enjoy helping our clients use the web to support their goals and mission.

Visit webbones on the web.