Pennsylvania Head Start Association

Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program for low-income children ages birth through five year olds. It provides children with a developmentally appropriate early childhood education. The program ensures that young children get health checkups and treatment, oral health screenings, and that they are fed a nutritious hot meal every day. It is operated by local agencies in every county in Pennsylvania. Head Start is unique in its comprehensive approach to the needs of children and families, which adheres to federally designated standards.

In Head Start, teachers and home visitors work with children, and their families, to help them gain the skills needed to succeed in school- both socially and academically. The program offers comprehensive health, nutrition, and other family support services including opportunities to further develop parenting skills. Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. Children socialize with others, solve problems, and have other experiences that help them to become self-confident while in Head Start.

Contact Information

415 Market St, Suite 206A
Harrisburg, PA 17110


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Areas of Expertise

  • Children and Youth
  • Education
  • Literacy
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