Head Start of York County provides high-quality, comprehensive preschool services to children 3 to 5 years old and their families throughout York County. The program runs from September through May and uses research-based curriculums to support preschoolers’ intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth and to help them prepare to enter school as competent learners.
Head Start of York County
Who Qualifies for head Start Services?
Services are offered free of cost to families throughout York County who meet federal income guidelines. Services may also be available for homeless families, foster children and children with disabilities.
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Head Start of York County provides a variety of options and settings including part-day and full-day classrooms and home-based visitation. Head Start also provides dental, hearing, vision and lead testing, as well as developmental screenings. This program serves children with disabilities and engages family advocates who work with parents to enrich their participation, help them understand their child’s development and progress toward their own goals.
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History of Head Start of York County
Head Start launched in 1965 as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. A key part of the Great Society domestic agenda, the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 authorized programs to help meet the needs of disadvantaged preschool children. In 2015, Head Start celebrated 50 years of service. Its comprehensive offerings have served more than 32 million children since its inception.
226 E. College Ave.
York, PA 17403
Early Head Start and Head Start of York County share 18 classroom locations throughout York County.