Head Start is the federal government’s preschool program for 3-, 4- and 5-year-old children from low-income households. Head Start at CDC is a full-day, school-year program that is intended to prepare children for a successful transition to kindergarten and elementary school.
In addition to early childhood education, Head Start offers a number of other services that support the children’s health, development and family well-being. CDC offers Head Start classes in Franklin and Oil City (Venango County), and Meadville (Crawford County).
A family’s income must be at or below the federal poverty level – currently $25,100 for a family of four – for children to enroll in Head Start. The program is free to income-eligible households.
To enroll your child or learn more about Head Start, please call (814) 670-0838.