Head Start

Head Start helps prepare children for kindergarten by helping them develop cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically in a positive learning environment. Our program is geared toward giving both the child and family a “head start” by focusing on individual needs to build self-sufficiency.

Applications are accepted year-round for income-eligible families. Children must be three or four years old on or before September 30 of the enrollment year. Children with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may be eligible for services on or after their third birthday. We also take into consideration factors that may put the family at risk. 

Skyline CAP, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or handicap.
Head Start Enrollment Info

Application Process

There are two ways you can apply: on-line or by printing and completing the application and returning it to our Administration office or your local family advocate. Our address is P.O. Box 588, (532 S Main Street) Madison, VA 22727. Our fax number is 540-948-2264.

The following documentation is required for enrollment:

  • Birth certificate (if born in VA you can get a birth certificate at a full-service DMV)
  • Proof of total household income from all sources (not needed if foster family). Please send COPIES of the following documents
    • W-2s or tax return for the previous year or
    • Pay check stubs for the last month or 
    • Letter from your employer with income information or
    • SNAP authorization letter
  • If the following income applies we also need verification:
    • SSDI (award letter)
    • SSI (award letter)
    • Child Support (award letter or copy of checks)
    • Veteran’s Benefits
    • Social Security
    • Unemployment
    • Worker’s Comp
    • Cash assistance (TANF) (DSS award letter)
  • If you have NO income we must have a letter of support from the person(s) supporting your family or a zero-income statement, which we can send to you upon request.
  • If you are homeless (had to move in with friends/family), you need to complete a living situation survey, which we can send to you upon request.

Upon receipt of all required information, you will be notified of your child’s status in the program. This could take up to 30 days and unfortunately sometimes longer. Submitting an application does not mean that the child is enrolled.

If your child is chosen for the program, required documentation includes:

  • a signed up-to-date immunization record
  • current physical (within the last year)
  • dental exam (within the last six months).

If your address or telephone number changes while waiting to hear from us, please call us with the changes.

Skyline CAP Head Start Locations

Greene County
Greene County Primary School
64 Monroe Drive
Stanardsville, VA 22973

Madison County
Madison County Primary School
158 Primary School Drive
Madison, VA 22727

Page County
Grove Hill Preschool Academy
7979 US Hwy 340
Shenandoah, VA 22849

Shenandoah County
Emanuel Lutheran Church
127 East High Street
Woodstock, VA 22664

Warren County
Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School
1015 Stonewall Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630

Healthy Families

Healthy Families is a voluntary home visit program that focuses on enhancing child welfare, health and development. The program is designed for parents facing challenges such as single parenthood; low income; childhood history of abuse and other adverse child experiences; and current or previous issues related to substance abuse, mental health issues, and/or domestic violence.

Using a relationship focused approach, Family Support Workers visit with families prenatally or within three months of birth to equip them with tools and resources needed to create strong, lifelong relationships with their children. Through this approach, Healthy Families promotes positive parenting skills and parent-child interaction and attachment, optimal prenatal care, child health and development and enhanced family self-sufficiency to ultimately create safe, stable and nurturing relationships and environments.

Skyline CAP, Inc. offers the Healthy Families program in Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock counties. For more information, contact Shelley Hensley at 540-878-9221 or by email at HFSupervisor@skylinecap.org.

Project Discovery

Skyline’s Project Discovery program provides educational outreach to students in Madison and Orange County public schools and focuses on helping students overcome issues that might otherwise prevent them from graduating from high school. In addition, students are provided with resources and opportunities to explore options for life after high school. 

Skyline’s program uses two forms of curriculum, each designed to support the unique needs of the students enrolled in the program. The KEYS curriculum addresses academic needs of students who may be at risk of not graduating, while the Realizing the College Dream curriculum provides resources to students who are interested in post-secondary education opportunities.

For more information about the Project Discovery program, visit their website.

Housing Stability

Safe, affordable housing for families is a main focus for Skyline’s housing programs and services, which are offered in Greene, Madison and Orange counties.


As a HUD-approved housing counseling agency, Skyline CAP can help clients with matters related to obtaining or maintaining a residence in rental housing, including understanding their rights as a tenant. In addition, a variety of workshops and training sessions are offered on topics such as financial literacy, developing a spending plan, renters rights and responsibilities, and basic home maintenance. Counseling is provided at no charge and without regard to income, race, religion or national origin.

Housing Choice Voucher Program

Skyline CAP, Inc. helps provide safe and affordable rental housing to qualifying families and individuals through the Housing Choice Voucher Program in partnership with the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA). The program provides a tenant-based voucher that allows households to rent housing where they desire if the home meets certain health and safety codes as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The voucher pays a rental subsidy and the tenant pays the remainder. 

Eligibility for the Housing Choice Voucher Program is primarily based on income. Seniors and disabled persons are given preference. Households must certify their income every year for continued program participation. To find out if you meet income eligibility requirements in Skyline’s service area, please refer to these guidelines .

The Housing Choice Voucher program is not currently accepting applications. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, you MUST apply online with Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA). Skyline cannot accept your application directly.

Emergency Home Repair Services

Home repair services are available for owner-occupied dwellings in need of basic health and safety repairs including plumbing, electrical, safety and accessibility (wheelchair ramps). Priority is giving to seniors and persons with disabilities. Services are based on availability of funding and eligibility requirements. Click here to download an application for these services.

Rental Units

Skyline CAP offers rental housing in Greene and Madison counties. Rent is income-based and units are subject to availability.

No units are available at this time.

Madison Duplex Units

Duplex Lane, Madison, VA

Units have two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Kitchens are fully equipped with stove, refrigerator and dishwasher. There is a separate living room and dining room. Excellent closet space. Stackable washer and dryer included. Small deck and large yard in the back with exterior storage. No smoking. No pets.

Skyline Apartments

Krystal Court, Stanardsville, VA

Rent is income based, and income limits apply. Appliances include washer and dryer. Water, sewer and trash removal are included in the rent. No smoking. No pets. Skyline CAP, Inc. administers the Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance program and welcomes program participants.

Jack Russell Apartments

Jack Russell Lane, Stanardsville, VA

Apartments for Seniors, ages 55 and older, in a quiet setting. Rent is income based, and income limits apply. No smoking. No pets. Skyline CAP, Inc. administers the Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance program and welcomes program participants.

For more information about Skyline’s rental units, contact…

Rental application required