The program provides children with early childhood education, family support services, nutritious meals and health screenings. 

Head Start’s early learning program emphasizes language, math, science, art, physical activity and social skills to prepare children for school success. 

Special services are available to ensure that all children can fully participate in the program.

Eligibility

  • Eligible children must be between ages 3-5
  • Homeless children, foster children and families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) funds for disabilities are eligible regardless of the income guidelines.
Family Size Maximum Yearly Family Income
1 $12,060
2 $16,240
3 $20,420
4 $24,600
5 $28,780
6 $32,960
7 $37,140
8 $41,320

Enrollment

To enroll your child, please contact Bobbie Frick by email or by phone: 717.299.7301, ext. 3012.

Locations

Carol B. Winters Center
57 Laurel Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
phone: 717.295.1441, ext. 300 OR 717.299.7388, ext. 3012 for enrollment

Clay Center
Clay Elementary School
250 Clay School Road
Ephrata, PA 17522
phone: 717.333.1937

Columbia Center
815 Wright Street
Columbia, PA 17512
phone: 717.684.2706 ext. 302 OR ext. 304 for enrollment

Francine Bunch
601 S. Queen Street
P.O. Box 599
Lancaster, PA 17608
phone: 717.299.7301, ext. 3066

Highland Center
Highland Elementary School
99 Highland Avenue
Ephrata, PA 17522
phone: 717.333.1953

Lititz Center
Lititz United Methodist Church
201 East Market Street
Lititz, PA 17543
phone: 717.625.3362, 717.333.3362

Mount Joy Center
Lancaster County Career and Technology Center
432 Old Market Street
P.O. Box 537
Mount Joy, PA 17552
phone: 717.653.3000, Ext. 3057, 717.333.8198

Stiegel Center
Stiegel Elementary School
3 South Hazel Street
Manheim, PA 17543
phone: 717.333.6732

New Holland Home-Based Center
221 E. Main Street
New Holland, PA 17527
phone: 717.333.1939

Burrowes Elementary School
1001 E. Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
phone: 717.598.5076

East Petersburg Elementary School
5700 Lemon Street
East Petersburg, PA 17520
phone: 717.569.1211 Ext. 30133 or Ext. 30204

Lafayette Elementary School
1000 Freemont Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
phone: 717.615.5484

Quarryville Elementary School
211 S. Hess Street
Quarryville, PA 17566
phone: 717.464.1324