Shippensburg University, a Head Start Program of Shippensburg, PA

1871 Old Main Dr
Shippensburg PA 17257-2200
Contact Phone
(717) 477-1626
Our Mission The mission of the Shippensburg Head Start Program is to provide individualized, comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and meaningful experiences for all enrolled children and their families in order to effectively prepare and assist them to deal with their current environment as well as for the future.
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
Enrollment The Shippensburg Head Start Program provides preschool services to children 3 to 5 years old. The Federal Head Start Performance Standards and the Federal Head Start Act require verification of the family income to determine eligibility for service. You will be required to complete an application and provide verification of your income and eligibility at the time of application. You may verify your income and eligibility using the following documentation:Income Tax Form 1040W-2 FormVerified by employerUnemployment CompensationPay stubsChild SupportSSI Determination letterCash Assistance Determination letterFoster CareHomelessDocumentation of no income You will verify the income of each member who is identified as a family member. Family members will be identified as defined in the Federal definition of family, as outlined by Federal Head Start Performance Standards and the Federal Head Start Act. You may make an appointment to complete an application
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