Head Start Programs Pennsylvania Head Start Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.

Luzerne County Head Start, Inc., a Head Start Program of Wilkes-Barre, PA

23 Beekman Street
Wilkes-Barre PA PA
Contact Phone
(570) 825-5302
Early Head Start recognizes the importance of being involved with familiesas early as possible to help children later succeed in school and life.Early Head Start provides early, continuous, intensive and comprehensivechild development and family support services to pregnant women and familieswith children birth to age three. This full year program offers services inselected Head Start services areas. Included are parenting education, healthservices, early childhood development, group activities with other parents,and support and referral services. Individualized services are providedthrough home visiting. Children who are enrolled in the Early Head Start programare given priority for the Head Start preschool program upon achieving age eligibility.
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.

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