Research Indicates....
Children having had Head Start services are:

More likely to:

  • Have improved intellectual cognitive skills
  • Be healthier
  • Have enhanced self-esteem
  • Exhibit good social emotional skills.

Less likely to:

  • Be retained in a grade
  • Require special education
  • Drop out of school

What parents are saying:

​My experience at Indiana County Head Start has been wonderful and also a learning experience for myself. The two teachers in the classroom are very nice, patient and gleeful, along with the other staff I see throughout the building. The way the children learn throughout all the different stations that are broken up into play areas in the classroom is remarkable.  My son Zion, has learned so much since he started. He is also very excited to go to school and see all his friends and begin his day with learning. Thanks again to all.


Indiana County Head Start

All meals served to children under the Child and Adult Care Food Program are served at no separate charge regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There is no discrimination in admission policy, meal service, or the use of facilities. Any complaints of discrimination should be submitted in writing within 180 days of the incident to the USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Washington, D.C. 20250

Nondiscrimination Statement

All School Nutrition Program (SNP), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors are required to utilize the following Nondiscrimination Statement on documents provided to the public.

 In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

 Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)      Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
          Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

          1400 Independence Avenue, SW
          Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)     Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)     E-mail:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Head Start admission is open to all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability

We Are The Original Pre-K For PA

About Us

Our programs is located in Indiana Pennsylvania. We have 3 centers located throughout the county. 

The federal government has funded Project Head Start since the 1960's. The early programs were six week summer programs operated by school districts.

Today there are 2599 Head Start grantees in the United States. 91 Head Start and Early Head Start programs are in Pennsylvania.

Indiana County Head Start, Inc. provides Head Start and Early Head Start services throughout Indiana County. The agency enrolls 350 children birth through school age. Indiana County Head Start engages the child's family to assist in the preparation of their children's future success.

The local Head Start program has become an established and trusted member of the human services and educational system of Indiana County.

528 Gompers Avenue

Indiana, PA 15701