Berks County Head Start, a Head Start Program of Reading, PA

1111 Commons Boulevard
Reading PA PA
Contact Phone
(610) 987-8453
The Head Start program locally is administered by the Berks Community Action Program (BCAP), which receives the federal grant to operate the program in Berks County. BCAP, in turn, contracts with the BCIU to operate the program throughout the county.Children ages 3-5 attend classes approximately four hours per day, four days a week during the school year; transportation is provided. In addition, we have three classes that provide services to children in the afternoon at the Oley Center, the Reading Muhlenberg Center, and the Blue Marsh Center. These sites serve also as hands-on experience for high school students enrolled in Berks Career and Technology Center's Occupational Child Development programs.
Who is Eligible?

Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well.

Families are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
For enrollment information contact:Isabel Henao- 610-987-8237- ihenao@berksiu.orgJuli Schaeffer - 610-987-8236-
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