In Response to COVID-19, all Head Start/Early Head Start and PA Pre-K Counts programs will be closed. This Closure includes classrooms, home visitation and any scheduled appointments. Families will receive notification of any changes or updates by text message,phone,Facebook and this website.
If you need to contact someone at our Main Office, please call 724-346-4482 or 1-866-284-1059 EXT 1335 and please leave a message and someone will return your call.
We will continue to complete Pre-Application and will schedule appointments to complete application at a later time
We are now enrolling for the
2020-2021 school year!
Please call 724-346-4482
Ext. 1350 or Ext. 1351
To schedule an appointment and complete an application!
Hope to hear from you soon!
Dental and Physicals
We are required by the federal government to have physical and dental exams on all 3-5 yr olds within 90 days of enrollment in the Head Start program. Physical exams for our Early Head Start children birth to 36 months are obtained according to the Pennsyvania Well Baby Exam schedule (EPSTD). If your child has any current physicals or dental exam please turn them in to the health office as soon as you can. Thank you for your help
Mercer County Head Start
Early Head Start PA Pre-K Counts
CAP of Mercer County and Farrell Area School District have been providing Early Childhood Education Services to eligible families in Mercer County since 1965 within the 12 school districts in Mercer County.
We provide academic Early Childhood Education to prepare your child for Success in Kindergarten by providing comprehensive service that include Education, Nutrition, Health, Mental Health, Social Services and services to children with Special Needs.
To qualify for any of our programs, families must meet either the Federal and State eligibility criteria:
A Resident of Mercer County PA.
Early Head Start: Pregnant Women and Children ages 0-3, family income at or below the 100% Federal Poverty Level.
Mercer County Head Start-Early Head Start and Pre K Counts Programs connect children, families, schools and communities by partnering quality education with caring support services today for a better tomorrow.
You can help Mercer County Head Start / Early Head Start. Every search you make using Good Search will donate money to our program.
Mercer County Head Start, an equal opportunity employer and an affiliate of the Community Action Partnership of Mercer County, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, or handicap in the administration of any of its educational programs USDA Program and activities in accordance with the applicable federal statues and regulations.