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
"OUR CHILDREN, OUR FUTURE"
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. We need to have physical exams for Early Head Start children under 3. 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
Early Head Start
Home Based Full Year
Infant & Toddler (0 to 3) Program
Early Head Start Home Visitor provide 90 minute visits in the comfort of your home.
Child focused visits assist parents to use the home as the primary learning environment.
Researched based curriculum-Parents As Teacher, to support the child's development.
Focus on proper nutrition, health and saftey in the home, periodic health and developmental screenings.
22 Socialization-Playgroups to meet with other parents and share experiences and allow children to play and learn with other children their age.
Bi-monthly home visits focusing on pre-natal education and development of parenting skills.
Focus on health and nutrition in preparation for birth of newborn child.
Prenatal visits by program health professional.
Referrals and connections to community resources.
Researched Based Curriculum - Partners for a Healthy Baby.
It is now a Pennsylvania State Law that you must have a background check before you are able to volunteer in any of our classrooms.
For asstance with obtaining your clearances Click here
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.
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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.