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Agency for Community EmPOWERment of NEPA
ACE of NEPA - Early Learning Program
Promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. Head Start programs engage parents in their children's learning and helps parents in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals.
Programs include:
Head Start program for children age 3 to 5 offers both center based and home based options. Centers are both full day and part day sessions.
Full Day Full Year program provided on a limited basis for working families and those attending school and/or job training.
Early Head Start program for children age birth to three and Pregnant Mothers. Both Home Based and Center Based options are available. Center Based Program for working families and those attending school and/or job training.

Pre K Counts programs are also available to eligible families. Income guidelines are considerably higher.
321 Spruce Street
4th Floor
Scranton, PA 18503
Eligibility: Programs Available for Pregnant Mothers and Children Birth to 5
Hours: ACE of NEPA operated Head Start and Pre-K Counts classes will begin with virtual teaching on August 31st. Our target date for in-person classes to resume is October 5th. Plans will be re-evaluated in September to determine if children can safely return to school on this date.
Agency for Community EmPOWERment of NEPA
ACE of NEPA - PPL STEM Programming
Participants in a STEM grant through PPL. This grant will be able to provide the resources to our Early Learning Programs to build and expand STEM activities and the professional learning for educators to lead them. Head Start goal is to give more students access to the high-quality STEM learning they will need to succeed. Through this grant, parents will have the opportunity to gain training resources and career opportunities in the STEM field.
123 Wyoming Avenue
3rd Floor
Scranton, PA 18503
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm
Bradford Tioga County Head Start, Inc
Bradford Tioga County Head Start, Inc - Head Start Elkland
An educational preschool program with classroom activities to help youngsters improve their self-image and increase physical, social, self-help, and school readiness skills. Pre-kindergarten prepares children for reading and math but also for paying attention, following directions, and getting along with others.
117 Coates Ave
Suite H
Elkland, PA 16920
Eligibility: Children below or near the poverty level
Hours: Full Day Sessions
Bradford Tioga County Head Start, Inc
Bradford Tioga Head Start, Inc - Early Head Start Rome Area
A home-based program which utilizes one-on-one interaction with parents to further their child's development.
1355 Main Street
Rome, PA 18837
Eligibility: Based on federal income guidelines
Hours: Mon-Thru Half-Day Sessions
Bradford Tioga County Head Start, Inc
Bradford Tioga Head Start, Inc - Early Head Start Wellsboro
A home-based program which utilizes one-on-one interaction with parents to further their child's development.
29 East Avenue
Wellsboro, PA 16901
Eligibility: Based on federal income guidelines
Hours: Vary
Bradford Tioga County Head Start, Inc
Bradford Tioga County Head Start, Inc - Early Head Start Troy Area
A home-based program which utilizes one-on-one interaction with parents to further their child's development.
430 Canton Street
Suite 5
Troy, PA 16947
Eligibility: Based on federal income guidelines
Bradford Tioga County Head Start, Inc
Bradford Tioga Head Start, Inc - Early Head Start Athens
A home-based program which utilizes one-on-one interaction with parents to further their child's development.
5 Riverside Plaza

Blossburg, Pa 16912
Eligibility: Based on federal income guidelines
Hours: Vary
Bradford Tioga County Head Start, Inc
Bradford Tioga Head Start, Inc - Early Head Start Mansfield
A home-based program which utilizes one-on-one interaction with parents to further their child's development.
5 Riverside Plaza

Blossburg, Pa 16912
Eligibility: Based on federal income guidelines
Hours: Vary
Bradford Tioga County Head Start, Inc
Bradford Tioga Head Start, Inc - Early Head Start Canton
A home-based program which utilizes one-on-one interaction with parents to further their child's development.
5 Riverside Plaza

Blossburg, Pa 16912
Eligibility: Children below or near the poverty level
Bradford Tioga County Head Start, Inc
Bradford Tioga Head Start, Inc - Early Head Start Elkland
A home-based program which utilizes one-on-one interaction with parents to further their child's development.
116 Walnut St
Suite 101
Athens, Pa 18810
Eligibility: Based on federal income guidelines
Hours: Vary
Bradford Tioga County Head Start, Inc
Bradford Tioga Head Start, Inc - Early Head Start Athens
A home-based program which utilizes one-on-one interaction with parents to further their child's development.
116 Walnut St
Suite 100
Athens, Pa 18810
Eligibility: Children below or near the poverty level
Bradford Tioga County Head Start, Inc
Early Head Start Tioga Area
A home-based program which utilizes one-on-one interaction with parents to further their child's development.
18815 Route 287
Tioga, PA 16946
Eligibility: Based on federal income guidelines
Hours: Mon-Thru Half-Day Sessions
Butler County Children's Center
Butler County Children's Center - Early Learning Connections - Early Head Start - Home-Based
Weekly visits in your home focusing on child development, safety, nutrition and family goals. Playgroups twice a month for parents and children to socialize and share. Assistance in connecting with community resources when needed. Support for parents.
139 Rieger Road
Butler, PA 16001
Eligibility: Children under the age of 3 years old; Pregnant women; Based on federal income guidelines
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:30pm
Capital Area Head Start
Capital Area Head Start - Early Head Start Home Based Services
Provides home based services, includes health & developmental screenings, ongoing individualized educational assessment, weekly home visits, bi-monthly family days, and parent involvement opportunites.
3705 Elmwood Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Eligibility: Pregnant women and children up to 3 years old
Hours: Call for information
CenClear
CenClear - Early Head Start
Early Head Start supports pregnant women, infants, toddlers and their families. Enrolled families receive family focused home visits, structured infant toddler play times, and parent workshops. Children with disabilities are welcomed and fully included. Federally funded home based program that promotes healthy prenatal outcomes, appropriate development of young children, healthy family functioning, connections to community resources, participation in group activities and community events.
50 Bigler Road
Bigler, PA 16825
Eligibility: Must meet federal income guidelines.
Pregnant women, an infant or a toddler up to age 3.
Must live in Clearfield or Centre County.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
CenClear
CenClear - Early Head Start
1633 Philipsburg Bigler Highway
Philipsburg, PA 16866
Hours: M-F, 8-5
Central Intermediate Unit #10
Central Intermediate Unit #10 - Preschool Program of Child Development - Clinton County
Provides preschool special education services for children ages 3 until they enter kindergarten. Children are screened and evaluated so that those identified can receive services in the best placement for them, whether it is at home, a caregiver's house, a preschool, or specialized preschool. If it is determined that the child would benefit from a structured preschool classroom, they arrange for placement in one of the contracted classrooms at the Infant Development Program in Clinton County.
8 North Grove Street, Lower Level
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Eligibility: After testing, children who show at least a 25% developmental delay or who have been identified as having a developmental disability under IDEA and have an identified need for special instruction will receive services.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit - Early Head Start - Northumberland County
A free program for expectant mothers and families with infants and toddlers ages birth to 36 months who live in Northumberland County. Families enrolled in the home-based program participate in weekly home visits where information is provided for educational and developmental growth. To encourage social interaction, families are invited to attend the center twice a month where fun activities and a healthy snack are provided. Infants and toddlers in the program receive several health screenings within the first 45 days of enrollment, including vision, hearing and developmental screenings. Participants’ medical and dental visits are tracked by a licensed practical nurse (LPN) on staff. Expectant mothers are visited weekly in the home where lessons are provided on health, nutrition and child development topics. Each trimester during pregnancy, an LPN visits and discusses any concerns the pregnant mother may have. At birth, the baby then becomes enrolled in the Early Head Start program.

Northumberland County Early Head Start locations:

2421 PA-61
Sunbury, PA 17801
Phone: 570-495-4411

1700 W Montgomery Street
Coal Township, PA 17866
Phone: 570-644-1063

90 Lawton Lane
Milton, PA 17847
Eligibility: Must meet income requirement and be a resident of Northumberland County
Hours: CSIU Main Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
Child Development Centers
Child Development Centers - Cranberry - Early Head Start
Provides full-day, year-around child care and early childhood education, a nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack every weekday for the children, periodic home visits, access to high-quality health care services, and services for expectant moms before and after they give birth.
180 Salina Road
Seneca, PA 16346
Eligibility: Infants, Toddlers, Expectant Mothers
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:00am to 6:00pm
Child Development Centers
Child Development Centers - Franklin Child Development Center - Early Head Start
Early Head Start provides full-day, year-around child care and early childhood education, a nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack every weekday for the children, periodic home visits, access to high-quality health care services, and services for expectant moms before and after they give birth.
1215 Railroad Street
Franklin, PA 16323
Eligibility: Infants, Toddlers, Expectant Mothers
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:00am to 6:00pm
Child Development Centers
Child Development Centers - Oil City Child Development Center - Early Head Start
Early Head Start is a full-day, year-around child care and early childhood education program that includes a nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack every weekday for the children, periodic home visits, access to high-quality health care services, and services for expectant moms before and after they give birth.
210 East Bissell Avenue
Oil City, PA 16301
Eligibility: Infants, Toddlers, Expectant Mothers
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:00am to 6:00pm
Community Progress Council, Inc.
Community Progress Council, Early Childhood Education
  • Community Progress Council has closed our facilities to the general public; however, appointments and programs are being offered virtually/ online.
    • CPC is seeing WIC participants on a limited basis so current women and children receiving WIC benefits continue to have access to formula and food.
    • All Early Head Start, Head Start and PreK classrooms operated by CPC are closed.
    • We are processing HEMAP applications

    • Serves pregnant women and families with children up to 3 years old, with a special focus on teen parents.

    • Our home-based and center-based services run full day/full year to offer developmentally appropriate experiences to support physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development while empowering positive parent-child relationships.
  • 339 East Cottage Place
    York, PA 17403
    Eligibility: Birth through age 3 and is offered free to those who meet the income guidelines
    Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Community Services For Children
    Community Services for Children - Head Start Programs
    Coordinates Early Head Start programs for low-income pregnant women/families with children, birth - age 3, and Head Start programs for preschool children, age 3-5, in the Lehigh Valley. Provides Early Head Start services in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton at SafeStart Centers. Provides Head Start services in Allentown and Easton at Pre-K Counts preschool.

    Bilingual staff
    Health care information services
    Community Resource Book

    1520 Hanover Avenue
    The Donley Children's Campus
    Allentown, PA 18109
    Eligibility: Low income families with children
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 5:00pm
    Community Services For Children
    Community Services for Children - Early Head Start
    Early Head Start services for low-income pregnant women/families with children, birth - age 3, include personalized home visits, group learning activities for children and parents together, family support services and parent involvement in program decision making.

    1520 Hanover Avenue
    The Donley Children's Campus
    Allentown, PA 18109
    Eligibility: Low income families with children
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 5:00pm
    Community Services of Venango County
    Community Services of Venango County - Meadville Office - Early Head Start
    Home Visitation program supporting a child's development, nurture healthy attachments by using a strength's based, relationship-centered approach, while encompassing the full range of a family's needs.
    13690 Mosiertown Road
    Meadville, PA 16335
    Eligibility: Pregnant woman and/or Child up to age 3 years.
    Family’s total income before taxes within the last 12 months or last calendar year is
    equal to or less than 130% of the current HHS (Health and Human Services) Federal Poverty Guidelines based on family size. Call for more information.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    Community Services of Venango County
    Community Services of Venango County - Seneca Street, Oil City - Early Head Start
    This program supports child development, nurture healthy attachments by using a strengths-based, relationship-centered approach, while encompassing the full range of a family's needs.
    206 Seneca Street
    Oil City, PA 16301
    Eligibility: Pregnant woman and/or Child up to age 3 years, Family’s total income before taxes within the last 12 months or last calendar year is equal to or less than 130% of the current HHS (Health and Human Services) Federal Poverty Guidelines based on family size OR you: Have a foster child, Are a family experiencing homelessness, Have a child with a disability, Are receiving Public Assistance or SSI.
    Call for more information.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Community Services of Venango County
    Community Services of Venango County - Seneca Street, Oil City - New Beginnings
    Program for families in recovery in Venango County to support child development, nurture healthy attachments by using a strengths-based, relationship-centered approach while encompassing the full range of a family's needs.
    206 Seneca Street
    Oil City, PA 16301
    Eligibility: Families that identified with substance abuse/recovery issues who are pregnant or have children through age three living in Venango County
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 4:00pm
    Community Services of Venango County
    Community Services of Venango County - Titusville Office - Early Head Start
    This program supports child development, nurture healthy attachments by using a strengths-based, relationship-centered approach, while encompassing the full range of a family's needs.
    324 West Central Avenue
    Titusville, PA 16354
    Eligibility: Pregnant woman and/or Child up to age 3 years.
    Family’s total income before taxes within the last 12 months or last calendar year is
    equal to or less than 130% of the current HHS (Health and Human Services) Federal Poverty Guidelines based on family size. Call for more information.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Delaware County Intermediate Unit
    Delaware County Intermediate Unit - Apple Pie Christian Academy - Early Head Start/Head Star
    Provides preschool children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs. Every child has a speacially trained team who promotes school readiness by enhancing social and coginitive development. The program will help the children develop socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically through many new learning experiences.
    18 East 8th Street
    Chester, PA 19013
    Eligibility: Age Requirements:
    Early Head Start - 6 weeks up to age 3
    Head Start- Age 3 by September 30 up to age 5
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Delaware County Intermediate Unit
    Delaware County Intermediate Unit - Early Head Start/Head Start
    Provides preschool children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs. Every child has a speacially trained team who promotes school readiness by enhancing social and coginitive development. The program will help the children develop socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically through many new learning experiences.
    200 Yale Avenue
    Morton, PA 19070
    Eligibility: Age Requirements:
    Early Head Start - 6 weeks up to age 3
    Head Start- Age 3 by September 30 up to age 5
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
    Delaware County Intermediate Unit
    Delaware County Intermediate Unit - Smart From The Start - Clifton - Early Head Start/Head Start
    Provides preschool children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs. Every child has a speacially trained team who promotes school readiness by enhancing social and coginitive development. The program will help the children develop socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically through many new learning experiences.
    4 Rockbourne Road
    Clifton, PA 19018
    Eligibility: Age Requirements:
    Early Head Start - 6 weeks up to age 3
    Head Start- Age 3 by September 30 up to age 5
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Don Mills Achievement Center
    Don Mills Achievement Center
    Provides Early Childhood Learning Center, a Licensed Preschool; Speech Therapy; Camp Talk-A Lot; Rainbow Swim; Financial Assistance; Operation Take Me Home, an Electronic Tracking System, and Advocacy and Referral.
    677 Hospital Drive
    Suite J
    Warren, PA 16365
    Eligibility: Call for more information.
    Hours: Call for information.
    Early Learning Resource Center - Bucks County
    Early Learning Resource Center - Early Education Enrollment
    Expectant mothers and children birth to age 2 could benefit from Early Head Start. Children ages 3 and 4 could be eligible for Head Start or Pre-K Counts, depending on family income and availability of programs in your area. These high-quality preschool programs help prepare children for kindergarten.
    16 N. Franklin St
    Suite 115
    Doylestown, PA 18901
    Eligibility: Mothers of children up to age 4
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    Early Learning Resource Center - Bucks County
    Early Learning Resource Center - Early Education Enrollment
    Expectant mothers and children birth to age 2 could benefit from Early Head Start. Children ages 3 and 4 could be eligible for Head Start or Pre-K Counts, depending on family income and availability of programs in your area. These high-quality preschool programs help prepare children for kindergarten.
    333 N. Oxford Valley Rd
    Suites 402-403
    Fairless Hills, PA 19030
    Eligibility: Mothers of children up to age 4
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    First Start Partnerships for Children and Families
    First Start Partnerships for Children and Families
    First Start Partnerships for Children and Families is committed to serving our children and families, prenatal through age 5, with the highest quality care and education to develop each person to their fullest potential. Our program is rated at the highest quality level possible in Pennsylvania – Keystone STARS FOUR. Our 34 classrooms primarily serve children ages 3-5, with three classrooms serving children from 12 months to three years old. In addition to the classrooms, a Home Visiting program is offered with weekly visits to pregnant mothers and/or children up to age three to support them in parenting and other goals. First Start Partnerships for Children and Families is a free program offered to families throughout Franklin County. Families can enroll by visiting www.firststartpartnerships.org
    290 West Washington Street
    1438 Excel Avenue
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
    Eligibility: Income and your child’s age are the primary ways to qualify for our free programs. You may also qualify for other reasons, so we encourage all families to complete the application, regardless of income. Must reside in Franklin County. Early Head Start (pregnant women and children ages 0-3, up to 100% of federal poverty guidelines), Head Start (ages 3-5, up to 100% of federal poverty guidelines) and Pre-K Counts (ages 3-5 up to 300% of federal poverty guidelines).
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Fulton County Family Partnership
    Fulton County Family Partnership, Inc.
    Early Head Start (EHS) is a comprehensive program available to low income families from pregnancy until children reach 3 years of age. Families of children with special needs are eligible regardless of income.

    Early Head Start also emphasizes family development. We encourage parents to identify and work towards goals to improve their lives.
    22438 Great Cove Road
    Suite 102
    McConnellsburg, PA 17233
    Eligibility: Open to the resident with children who reside in Fulton County, Pennsylvania. Must also meet other criteria as specified by the agency.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm (Services provided 24 hours, 7 days a week)
    Heritage Community Initiatives
    Heritage Community Initiatives - 4 Kids Early Learning Center
    -Highest quality early learning program five days per week for children from birth through 5 years. -Wrap Around Care for PreK students.
    -Classrooms staffed by professional educators.
    -Keystone STAR 4 program licensed by PA DHS
    -Nutritious meals made in house by Heritage Nutrition Services
    820 Braddock Avenue
    Braddock, PA 15104
    Eligibility: Service for children six weeks through five years old
    Hours: 4 Kids Early Learning Center is open 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
    Closed New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
    Jefferson-Clarion Head Start
    Jefferson-Clarion Head Start - Early Head Start
    A home-based model where parent educators visit families each week for 1 hour, however, visits may vary for expectant parents.

    Also offer opportunities for parents and children to come together twice per month for Infant/Toddler Playtimes.
    18 Western Avenue
    Suite C
    Brookville, PA 15825
    Eligibility: Low-income pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers
    Hours: Call for more information
    Keystone Human Services
    Keystone Children and Family Services - Dauphin - Capital Area Head Start
    Head Start offers early care & education for children birth-to-five & their families.

    Although Head Start is primarily for low-income families, some child care slots are available for families regardless of income.

    Trained and caring staff provide children with comprehensive services and activities that help them grow educationally, physically, socially and emotionally. We encourage family participation in Head Start activities, and work as partners with parents to help their child progress.

    CAHS Program Options: Home based, Early Head Start, Part day/school year; child care and Harrisburg Preschool program.
    3700 Vartan Way
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
    Eligibility: Must be 3-5 years of age for Head Start and 6 months to 3 years of age for our Early Head Start Program. Family must meet federal poverty guidelines.
    Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
    Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 - Early Head Start Home Based Program
    Home visits provide eligible Lancaster County parents with information on child development, nutrition, health and community services, with a parent/child activity included. Families will also have an opportunity to socialize with peers in a classroom setting twice a month. Pregnant women and children between the ages of birth to three years old are eligible for Early Head Start. This is a free program for income eligible families.
    1020 New Holland Avenue
    Lancaster, PA 17601
    Eligibility: Expectant mothers, children ages birth to 3 years
    Hours: Hours vary per center
    Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
    Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13
    A regional educational agency whose mission is to assist local school districts to enhance educational opportunities by providing quality, cost-effective services. A leader in recognizing the needs of schools and in implementing programs to meet those needs, serving 22 school districts in Lancaster and Lebanon counties, as well as students in nonpublic schools, preschools, and adult learners.
    Serving Young Learners
    -Early Intervention
    -Early Reading First
    -Early Head Start in Lebanon and Lancaster County
    -Head Start in Lebanon County

    Serving School-Age Learners
    -Alternative Education
    -Autistic Support
    -Community Schools
    -Emotional Support
    -Hearing Impaired Support
    -Itinerant Services
    -Learning Support
    -Life Skills Support
    -Multiple Disabilities Support
    -Nonpublic School Services
    -Physical Support
    -School-to-Work/Transition Services

    Serving Adult Learners
    -Adult Basic and Literacy Education (General Education Development, English as a Second Language, Family Literacy, and Adult Basic Education)
    -Professional Development

    Partners in Supporting Education
    IU13 provides many opportunities for educators and administrators to network, share ideas, and access resources to assist them in serving learners. The following groups, services and facilities are available:
    -Curriculum Coordinators Meetings
    -The Conference and Training Center at IU13
    -Reinventing Learning Showcase (highlights current educational topics)
    -Public Relations Consortium
    -Teacher Centers
    -Lancaster-Lebanon Association of School Business Officials
    -Lancaster-Lebanon Principals' Association
    -Legislative Breakfast
    -New District School Board Member Orientation
    -Personnel Directors Meetings
    -Superintendents' Advisory Council
    -Special Education Coordinators Meetings
    -Technology and Media Coordinators Meetings

    The Conference and Training Center at IU13 is available for business seminars, trainings and conferences. The ten-room facility can accommodate groups from 25-450 people. The facility offers state-of-the-art technology and AV equipment, WiFi, on-site catering and cafeteria, and ample, well-lit parking. Contact the Conference Center Services Representative at (717) 606-1634.

    Community Education Unit provides services to support Adult Basic and Literacy Education, such as General Education Development, English as a Second Language, Family literacy, and Adult Basic Education.

    Early Intervention Unit provides services for young children, three years to school age, who have developmental delays such as: learning deficiencies, physical disabilities, vision and /or hearing problems, speech and language difficulties and behavioral or emotional disabilities.

    Human Resources Services provides district consortium efforts and initiatives including emergency substitute training and placement, and the coordination of an online recruitment/application system.

    Instructional Services offers programs to upgrade professional skills of teachers and administrators, improve school curriculum, and distribute and recommend instructional materials.

    Special Education Services provides special education services to students age 2-21 years, parents and school districts with a focus on individual student progress and successful transition to life after school.

    Technology Services provides administrative and educational technology, training and consulting services including discount software sales, Internet services, technology repair and network infrastructure.
    1020 New Holland Avenue
    Lancaster, PA 17601
    Eligibility: Age requirement varies depending upon program
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
    Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 - Lebanon County Early Head Start
    Taking applications for next year by phone. Call 717-450-1512 to register. Available Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 3:30pm starting March through June 2021. We accept applications year round for the waitlist.






    A federally funded home-based program for low-income pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers. Its mission is to enhance the development of very young children and to promote healthy family functioning. Weekly home visits provide parents with information on child development, nutrition, health and community services, and a parent/child activity.
    One Cumberland Street
    Lebanon, PA 17042
    Eligibility: Pregnant women and children between the ages of birth to three years old are eligible for Early Head Start. To apply, a family has to qualify for income eligibility according to the federal poverty guidelines. Call for more information and for eligibility.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 4:00pm
    Lawrence County YMCA
    Lawrence County YMCA - New Castle YMCA - Child Development Center
    Offers PA State regulated childcare for children one year old through school age. Parents can apply through Early Learning Resource Center for funding for childcare if needed. Accredited through the PA Keystone Stars Program
    20 West Washington Street
    New Castle, PA 16101
    Hours: Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 6:00pm
    Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.- Administrative Office
    Luzerne County Head Start - Early Head Start - Exeter
    The Exeter Early Head Start Center is located at 1825 Wyoming Avenue, Exeter, PA 18643
    Luzerne County Head Start’s Early Head Start (EHS) program is a weekly home visiting program that provides comprehensive child development and family support services to pregnant women, children age birth to age 3, and their families. EHS works to maximize the development of infants and toddlers by creating pathways for families to be successful. Once a child is 3-years-old, he or she may transition into center-based Head Start services or into another early childhood education program. Funding for LCHS’s EHS program is provided through federal dollars and the United Way of Wyoming Valley.
    1825 Wyoming Avenue
    Exeter, PA 18643
    Eligibility: Pregnant women, children age birth to age 3
    Hours: Office Hours of Operation: 7:30-4:30 M-F
    Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.- Administrative Office
    Luzerne County Head Start - Early Head Start - Hazleton
    Early Head Start Hazleton is located at:
    10 West Chestnut Street
    , Suite 10, Hazleton, PA 18201

    Luzerne County Head Start’s Early Head Start (EHS) program is a weekly home visiting program that provides comprehensive child development and family support services to pregnant women, children age birth to age 3, and their families. EHS works to maximize the development of infants and toddlers by creating pathways for families to be successful. Once a child is 3-years-old, he or she may transition into center-based Head Start services or into another early childhood education program.
    10 West Chestnut Street
    Suite 10
    Hazleton, PA 18201
    Hours: Office Hours of Operation: 7:30-4:30 M-F
    Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.- Administrative Office
    Luzerne County Head Start - Early Head Start - Tunkhannock
    Early Head Start Tunkhannock is located at
    133 West Tioga Street, Suite 3,
    Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

    Luzerne County Head Start’s Early Head Start (EHS) program is a weekly home visiting program that provides comprehensive child development and family support services to pregnant women, children age birth to age 3, and their families. EHS works to maximize the development of infants and toddlers by creating pathways for families to be successful. Once a child is 3-years-old, he or she may transition into center-based Head Start services or into another early childhood education program. Funding for LCHS’s EHS program is provided through federal dollars and the United Way of Wyoming Valley.
    133 West Tioga Street
    Suite 3
    Tunkhannock, PA 18657
    Eligibility: Pregnant women, children birth to age 3.
    Hours: Office Hours of Operation: 7:30-4:30 M-F
    Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.- Administrative Office
    Early Head Start - Edwardsville Center
    Early Head Start Edwardsville is located at:
    111 Meyers Street
    , Edwardsville, PA 18704

    Luzerne County Head Start’s Early Head Start (EHS) program is a weekly home visiting program that provides comprehensive child development and family support services to pregnant women, children age birth to age 3, and their families. EHS works to maximize the development of infants and toddlers by creating pathways for families to be successful. Once a child is 3-years-old, he or she may transition into center-based Head Start services or into another early childhood education program.
    111 Meyers Street
    Edwardsville, PA 18704
    Hours: Office Hours of Operation: 7:30-4:30 M-F
    Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.- Administrative Office
    Early Head Start - Wilkes-Barre
    Early Head Start Wilkes-Barre Center is located at
    31 Beekman Street
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

    Luzerne County Head Start’s Early Head Start (EHS) program is a weekly home visiting program that provides comprehensive child development and family support services to pregnant women, children age birth to age 3, and their families. EHS works to maximize the development of infants and toddlers by creating pathways for families to be successful. Once a child is 3-years-old, he or she may transition into center-based Head Start services or into another early childhood education program.
    31 Beekman Street
    Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
    Eligibility: Pregnant women, children age birth to age 3
    Hours: Office Hours of Operation: 7:30-4:30 M-F.
    Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.- Administrative Office
    Luzerne County Head Start - Pre-K Counts - Kistler Elementary School Wilkes Barre
    Wilkes-Barre PKC is located at the
    Kistler Elementary School,
    301 Old River Road
    , Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

    Pre-K Counts is a state funded early childhood education program that provides full-day pre-kindergarten services to children ages 3 to 5 in selected area school districts.
    Children receive vision and hearing screenings on-site and are provided with a nutritious breakfast and lunch daily. Dental, medical, immunization, and mental health referral services are also available. Curriculum focuses on school readiness and social-emotional development. Transportation is not provided.
    301 Old River Road
    Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
    Eligibility: Families with children 3 to 5 years who meet or exceed Head Start income guidelines, up to 300 percent of the federal poverty income level, are eligible for this program.
    Hours: Office Hours of Operation: 7:30-4:30 M-F
    Martin Luther King Center
    Martin Luther King Center - Main Office - Kindergarten Readiness/Pre-School
    Curriculum for children aged 18 months to five(5) years of age. Includes standard structured learning of letters, numbers, colors, shapes, calendar activities, and library time. Creative play includes free choice of dramatic play, blocks, puzzles, table top activities, science and math centers. Nutritious state approved meals and snacks are included.
    312 Chestnut Street
    Erie, PA 16507
    Eligibility: Call for more information.
    Hours: Weekdays, 6:30am to 11:30pm
    Weekends, 6:30am to 5:30pm
    PA CareerLink
    PA CareerLink Fayette County
    The PA CareerLink of Fayette County offers various services including:

    • Resume Workshops
    • Credit Workshops
    • Interviewing Workshops
    • Funds for Trainings
    • On The Job Trainings
    • OVR Services
    • Veteran Services
    • Adult Education Classes
    • Youth Program
    • Job search
    • Courtesy UC direct phone line

    112 Commonwealth Drive
    Lemont Furnace, PA 15456
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Pocono Services for Families and Children
    Head Start-Pocono Services for Families and Children
    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 screenings, including vision and dental, that they are fed a nutritious hot meal every day and that they are working toward outcomes/developmental milestones. We also have a school-age program and offerings for teens/young adults. Our agency provides support to parents as well.
    212 West 4th Street
    East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
    Eligibility: Pre-k for Head Start, plus Monroe County residency for other programs
    Hours: Call for information
    Seton Hill Child Services
    Seton Hill Child Services - Early Head Start
    Provides early preschool services
    226 Maple Avenue
    Suite 221
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    Eligibility: Income eligibility for Federal and State programs. Early care and education centers are for children from birth to age 12. Head Start and Early Head Start are for income eligible children birth - age 5. PreK Counts preschool is for at risk children ages 3-5. Before/after school and summer camps are for 6-12 year olds.
    Hours: Weekdays, 6:30am to 5:30pm
    STEP, Inc.
    STEP, Inc. - Early Head Start Clinton & Lycoming Counties
    Provides early, continuous and comprehensive year-round child development and family support services for income-eligible pregnant women, infants and toddlers through their 3rd birthday and their families. Head Start services address developmental goals for children, employment and self-sufficiency goals for adults, and support for parents in both their work and child care roles. Offers home based and center based services.
    2138 Boyd Street
    Williamsport, PA 17701
    Eligibility: Pregnant women and children in Lycoming (Williamsport, South Williamsport, Loyalsock, and Jersey Shore) and Clinton (Lock Haven area) counties from birth through age three are eligible for enrollment. While children from low-income families are given priority, those from higher-income families may be enrolled as well.
    SUMMIT Early Learning
    Summit Early Learning - Early Head Start - Union County
    Early Head Start serves pregnant women and families with children from birth to age 3. A free service for expectant and new parents, provides support for a healthy pregnancy, encouragement and tools for parents as child's primary caregivers and teachers. Services encompass: nutrition, health & safety, mental health, disabilities, family engagement, and social activities. Income and other eligibility factors may apply.
    14 South Eleventh Street
    Mifflinburg, PA 17844
    Eligibility: Eligibility may include income and other factors. Contact for more information.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:00am to 6:00pm
    SUMMIT Early Learning
    Summit Early Learning - Early Head Start - Snyder County
    Early Head Start serves pregnant women and families with children from birth to age 3. A free service for expectant and new parents, provides support for a healthy pregnancy, encouragement and tools for parents as child's primary caregivers and teachers. Services encompass: nutrition, health & safety, mental health, disabilities, family engagement, and social activities. Income and other eligibility factors may apply.
    14 South Eleventh Street
    Mifflinburg, PA 17844
    Eligibility: Eligibility may include income and other factors. Contact for more information.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:00am to 6:00pm
    SUMMIT Early Learning
    Summit Early Learning - Early Head Start - Mifflin County
    Early Head Start serves pregnant women and families with children from birth to age 3. A free service for expectant and new parents, provides support for a healthy pregnancy, encouragement and tools for parents as child's primary caregivers and teachers. Services encompass: nutrition, health & safety, mental health, disabilities, family engagement, and social activities. Income and other eligibility factors may apply.
    14 South Eleventh Street
    Mifflinburg, PA 17844
    Eligibility: Eligibility may include income and other factors. Contact for more information.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 600am to 6:00pm
    Trying Together
    Trying Together
    Trying Together supports high-quality care and education for young children by providing advocacy, community resources, and professional growth opportunities for the needs and rights of children, their families, and the individuals who interact with them. Trying Together works regionally (in Southwestern Pennsylvania) and takes its expertise and models to statewide and national audiences.
    5604 Solway Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15217
    Eligibility: Young children, their families, and early educators.
    Hours: Weekdays, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
    Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 - Pre-K Counts
    Offers preschool program, a center-based class room experience
    538 East Industrial Drive
    Mifflintown, PA 17059
    Eligibility: Families must have a child 3 to 5 years old and may have to meet certain income guidelines
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
    Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 - Head Start
    Provides free home-based and center-based learning environments that support children's growth in language and literacy, cognition, general knowledge, physical development, health, social and emotional development, and approaches to learning.
    538 East Industrial Drive
    Mifflintown, PA 17059
    Eligibility: Families must have a child 3 to 5 years old and may have to meet certain income guidelines
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
    Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 - Juniata County Early Head Start
    Promotes healthy development before birth as well as enhancing physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of young/very young children. Promotes healthy parent-child relationships.

    Services provided through weekly home visits which include focus on health, nutrition, education, disabilities, parent involvement, social services, and mental health. All visits are personalized to meet needs of family and their children. Provide bi-monthly socialization experiences that give parents and children opportunity to develop positive peer relationships.
    538 East Industrial Drive
    Mifflintown, PA 17059
    Eligibility: Families must have a pregnant mother, infant, or toddler and may have to meet certain income guidelines
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    United Way of Adams County
    Ready to Learn
    R2L works with many community partners to promote quality early learning by collaborating and communicating with partners; provides education and outreach to parents of small children and supporting school readiness/transition activities.
    123 Buford Avenue
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
    York County Family Literacy Program
    York County Family Literacy Program
    Provides services for families in York County with a child in third grade or younger. Parents participate in English or GED classes. Children from infant - four years old participate in early childhood education classes while their parents are in school.
    701 Texas Avenue
    York, PA 17404
    Eligibility: Parents who Reside in York County, have a child third grade or younger, and have a need for English or GED classes.
    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 1:00pm
    YWCA Lancaster
    YWCA Lancaster - Child Enrichment Center
    State licensed and staffed by caring professionals, providing developmental care. Developmentally age appropriate activities are incorporated into daily plans. Weekly lesson plans include language arts, creative arts, math, science, motor, and cognitive development activities. Early Head Start, Pre-K Counts Programs offered here. Provide opportunities for success by planning activities to meet age appropriate goals. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack provided. Keystone Stars participant. Offers summer camps.

    Additional Sites:
    Penn Manor School District
    Most elementary schools before and after school, plus Wraparound kindergarten care.
    110 North Lime Street
    Lancaster, PA 17602
    Eligibility: Children ages 6 weeks-12 years
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 5:30pm
    Agency for Community EmPOWERment of NEPA
    ACE of NEPA - Early Learning Program
    Agency for Community EmPOWERment of NEPA
    ACE of NEPA - PPL STEM Programming
    Bradford Tioga County Head Start, Inc
    Bradford Tioga County Head Start, Inc - Head Start Elkland
    Bradford Tioga County Head Start, Inc
    Bradford Tioga Head Start, Inc - Early Head Start Rome Area
    Bradford Tioga County Head Start, Inc
    Bradford Tioga Head Start, Inc - Early Head Start Wellsboro
    Bradford Tioga County Head Start, Inc
    Bradford Tioga County Head Start, Inc - Early Head Start Troy Area
    Bradford Tioga County Head Start, Inc
    Early Head Start Tioga Area
    Butler County Children's Center
    Butler County Children's Center - Early Learning Connections - Early Head Start - Home-Based
    Capital Area Head Start
    Capital Area Head Start - Early Head Start Home Based Services
    CenClear
    CenClear - Early Head Start
    CenClear
    CenClear - Early Head Start
    Central Intermediate Unit #10
    Central Intermediate Unit #10 - Preschool Program of Child Development - Clinton County
    Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
    Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit - Early Head Start - Northumberland County
    Child Development Centers
    Child Development Centers - Cranberry - Early Head Start
    Child Development Centers
    Child Development Centers - Franklin Child Development Center - Early Head Start
    Child Development Centers
    Child Development Centers - Oil City Child Development Center - Early Head Start
    Community Progress Council, Inc.
    Community Progress Council, Early Childhood Education
    Community Services For Children
    Community Services for Children - Head Start Programs
    Community Services of Venango County
    Community Services of Venango County - Meadville Office - Early Head Start
    Community Services of Venango County
    Community Services of Venango County - Seneca Street, Oil City - Early Head Start
    Community Services of Venango County
    Community Services of Venango County - Titusville Office - Early Head Start
    Delaware County Intermediate Unit
    Delaware County Intermediate Unit - Apple Pie Christian Academy - Early Head Start/Head Star
    Delaware County Intermediate Unit
    Delaware County Intermediate Unit - Early Head Start/Head Start
    Delaware County Intermediate Unit
    Delaware County Intermediate Unit - Smart From The Start - Clifton - Early Head Start/Head Start
    Don Mills Achievement Center
    Don Mills Achievement Center
    Early Learning Resource Center - Bucks County
    Early Learning Resource Center - Early Education Enrollment
    Early Learning Resource Center - Bucks County
    Early Learning Resource Center - Early Education Enrollment
    First Start Partnerships for Children and Families
    First Start Partnerships for Children and Families
    Fulton County Family Partnership
    Fulton County Family Partnership, Inc.
    Heritage Community Initiatives
    Heritage Community Initiatives - 4 Kids Early Learning Center
    Jefferson-Clarion Head Start
    Jefferson-Clarion Head Start - Early Head Start
    Keystone Human Services
    Keystone Children and Family Services - Dauphin - Capital Area Head Start
    Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
    Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 - Early Head Start Home Based Program
    Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
    Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 - Lebanon County Early Head Start
    Lawrence County YMCA
    Lawrence County YMCA - New Castle YMCA - Child Development Center
    Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.- Administrative Office
    Luzerne County Head Start - Early Head Start - Exeter
    Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.- Administrative Office
    Luzerne County Head Start - Early Head Start - Hazleton
    Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.- Administrative Office
    Luzerne County Head Start - Early Head Start - Tunkhannock
    Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.- Administrative Office
    Early Head Start - Edwardsville Center
    Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.- Administrative Office
    Early Head Start - Wilkes-Barre
    Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.- Administrative Office
    Luzerne County Head Start - Pre-K Counts - Kistler Elementary School Wilkes Barre
    Martin Luther King Center
    Martin Luther King Center - Main Office - Kindergarten Readiness/Pre-School
    PA CareerLink
    PA CareerLink Fayette County
    Pocono Services for Families and Children
    Head Start-Pocono Services for Families and Children
    Seton Hill Child Services
    Seton Hill Child Services - Early Head Start
    STEP, Inc.
    STEP, Inc. - Early Head Start Clinton & Lycoming Counties
    SUMMIT Early Learning
    Summit Early Learning - Early Head Start - Union County
    Trying Together
    Trying Together
    Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
    Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 - Pre-K Counts
    United Way of Adams County
    Ready to Learn
    York County Family Literacy Program
    York County Family Literacy Program
    YWCA Lancaster
    YWCA Lancaster - Child Enrichment Center
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