• Head Start is a federal or state funded program that provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, social service and parent involvement services to low income children ages 3-5 and their families. Head Start promotes:
    • Stable family relationships
    • Children's physical and emotional well being
    • An environment to develop strong cognitive skills
    • Readiness for kindergarten
    Head Start services are provided in one of the following manners.Head Start Preschool kids painting
     
    Combination Option 
    • Classes 3 ½ hours per day, 2 days per week
    • In home visit every other week for 1 ½ hours
    • Transportation provided
    Center Based
    • Classes 6 hours per day, 5 days per week or 3 ½ hours per day, 4 or 5 days per week
    • Center Based
    • In home visit two times per year
    • Parent conference two times per year
    Full Day/Full Year
    • Classes 6 hours per day, 5 days per week
    • Options for before and after care for enrolled children
    • In home visit two times per year
    • Parent conference two times per year
    • Transportation is not provided
    Eligibility
    • Applicants must meet Federal Income Guidelines.
    Service Areas
    • Services are offered at many sites in Clearfield and Centre Counties.
    For more information, please contact us.