CAP of Lancaster County, a Head Start Program of Lancaster, PA

601 South Queen Street
Lancaster PA PA
Contact Phone
(717) 299-7388
Widely recognized as the most successful anti-poverty programs of the 1960's, Head Start continues to promote school readiness for children ages 3 to 5 from low-income families. Head Start is the largest program administered by the Community Action Program with over 800 children and families served in 14 centers throughout Lancaster County
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
Program Qualifications/Income GuidelinesHead Start serves children in the two years before they are school eligible. Homeless children, foster children and families receiving SSI funds for disabilities are eligible regardless of the income guidelines. All others fall under the income guidelines set each year by the federal government, which are based on family size and gross income for the past twelve months.
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