528 Gompers Avenue

Indiana, PA 15701

​724-349-6200


Indiana County Head Start


​Health and Nutrition

​The health and nutrition of your child is of primary importance to our program. ICHS strives to provide the best possible environment that supports good health. Staff and children follow hand washing guidelines along with proper hygiene and tooth brushing.


Every child enrolled receives free meals that meet the USDA and CACFP guidelines. All meals are served family style. Children are encouraged to try new foods, pour their own milk and serve their own food. During lunch staff talk with the children about the different colors of food, how they grow, along with using their 5 senses. Our dedicated staff use every opportunity to turn your child's experience into a learning opportunity.

​ ICHS Health and Nutrition staff work closely with parents and medical providers throughout the year to assure every child enrolled gets regular screenings.


These screenings are preformed at the Head Start centers:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Speech and Language
  • Developmental
  • Height and Weight
  • Blood Pressure

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To be preformed by the child's Physician and Dentist:​     

  • Physical examination
  • Anemia Test
  •  Lead Test
  • Immunizations
  • ​Dental examinations   


Family Services

Head Start believes that Parents are the primary educators of their children. Families can get involved by attending Head Start activities and functions.

This could include riding the bus, volunteering in the classroom, assisting in the kitchen, attending Parent/Teacher conferences, serving in the parent group on a special committee or on Policy Council.


Each classroom is assigned a Family Service Worker who acts as a link between parents and community resources.

Service Areas