528 Gompers Avenue

Indiana, PA 15701


Indiana County Head Start

Acts of Kindness

Randomly selected children from the Indiana Area center received free crocheted hats made by some wonderful ladies from the local Senior Center. 

Grocery Store Tours

Head Start partnered with the IUP Department of Food and Nutrition and Giant Eagle for a grocery store tour. Participating families learned how to purchase fruits and vegetable for everyday cooking and eating. 

Each family that participated received recipe cards, handouts and a chance to win $40.00 worth of groceries. 

Spa Night

Indiana County Head Start partnered with the Cosmetology Department at Indiana County Technology Center to sponsor it's first "Spa Night". The first 30 enrolled girls who signed up with an adult receive a manicure along with a pedicure. The children also helped make disposable flip flops and enjoyed a sandwiches and a drink. 

Construction Night

Indiana County Head Start in conjunction with Indiana County Technology Center and Lowe's Home Improvement sponsored a "Construction Night". The first 50 enrolled children that signed up with an adult participated in a "Make and Take" project provided by Lowe's Learn and Grow program. 

We would also like to thank the ICTC students for building a work station that the children could access easily.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Thank You Matt Green owner of Bonnie Plants

for donating a garden plant for every child in our program.

             Our families and staff have participated in a lot of great activities throughout the school year.​

  • Adult Education at the Indiana County Technology Center.
  • "Day of Play" hosted by the Children's Advisory Commission of Indiana County was held at S&T Bank Arena. Activities included a velcro wall, obstacle course, toddler area, preschool area and school age area. 
  • "Family Fun Fest" hosted by the Children's Advisory Commission of Indiana County. Activities included a petting zoo, story time, parent and child look-alike contest and prizes.
  • Salvation Army "Treasures for Children"
  • Head Start GED Classes for currently enrolled families. 
  • "Las Vegas Style Illusion & Magic Show" Presented by the Indiana Lions Club.
  • Autism Awareness Event at ARIN IU 28
  • "Child Safety Day" presented families with tips on safety topics. Other activities available were Child Finger Printing I.D. Kits, Fire Engine Tours, Face Painting and Bicycle Safety.
  • "Community Baby Shower" Families were linked to resources through the event presented by the Indiana Free Library. Such as: La Leche League, ARIN, Safe Children's Network, Literacy Links for Little One's, Blessed Arrivals Gatti Pharmacy and Celebrate Every Step.
  • Head Start Literacy program.
  • "Wednesday Evening Story Program" presented by the Indiana Free Library. Activities included stories, songs and special crafts.
  • "Policy Council Family Pizza and Movie Night." Families enjoyed pizza, popcorn and the movie "Big Hero 6"

Celebrating 50 years of Head Start

Santa's Adventure

Indiana County Head Start partnered with Indiana County Technology Center and The National Technology Honor Society to host Head Start families for Santa's Adventure which included a story area, crafts, coloring area and a visit from Santa. 


Family Meals Project

Indiana County Head Start presented a 6 session event promoting healthy eating and activity as a family.

October was-Family Kickoff Party, December-Holiday Rush Relaxation, February-Eat Heart Smart, April-Step into Spring! Healthy Day needs Rest and Play, May-Pack a Healthy Punch Kids Lunch and Summer Send Off.

Families participated in live food demonstration, kid friendly stress relieving exercises, fun kid made desserts, meal time conversation starters and door prizes. 

Celebrating 50 years of Head Start across the nation. National Head Start association asked that Head Start agency's plant a rose bush to commemorate the day President Lyndon B. Johnson announced Project Head Start on May 18th in the Rose Garden.


Fire Safety Night

Families were invited to a "Fire Safety Night". Families received tips on escape tips and making a fire escape plan for their home. They were also able to explore a fire truck.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Indiana County Technology Center hosted an Easter Egg hunt for our Early Head Start families.  Along with the egg hunt families enjoyed a craft activities and a snack.