Head Start offers services to income-eligible families with children (birth to age five) and pregnant women. Services are provided in the areas of child development, parent involvement, social services, mental health, child disabilities and nutrition. Head Start provides meals free of charge through the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Head Start is prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Head Start is an equal opportunity provider.
To be eligible, family incomes must be at or below the federal poverty level and children must be three or four years old based on dates determined by the local school district for Indiana County Head Start, Inc. However, Head Start and Early Head Start may enroll some children from families whose incomes are higher than the federal poverty level if they meet other eligibility requirements. Families who receive SNAP, public assistance (TANF or SSI), and those with children in foster care or children who are homeless, also qualify regardless of income.
At Indiana County Head Start we work with the WHOLE FAMILY to help your child succeed in becoming the best he/she can be. We know change doesn't happen over night and we celebrate the small victories right along with you, the parents. If you have concerns about your 3 or 4 year old child's behavior CALL NOW (724-349-6200; ask for Shelley) to do an application for the upcoming school year. Let us help you give your child the HEAD START he/she needs to be ready and successful for school.
Indiana County Head Start enrolls year round!
Check the Poverty Guidelines to see if your family qualifies.