head start (Available at: Greensburg, Irwin, Jeannette, Latrobe, Scottdale and New Kensington)
Early Head Start (Available at: Greensburg, Jeannette, New Kensington, Laurel Valley Elementary and R.K. Mellon Elementary)
Pre-K Counts (Available at: Greensburg, Jeannette, Irwin and New Kensington sites, partner sites available in Ligonier at R.K. Mellon Elementary, New Florence at Laurel Valley Elementary, Latrobe and Youngwood)
Other Sources – must be pre-approved by the Fiscal Department
Rules For Eligibility
Criteria for acceptance into Full-Day, Full-Year Head Start/Early Head Start includes:
Children who have no caretaker at home because parents are employed or in job training.
Children from homes where stress due to factors suck as seriously ill or emotionally disturbed parents is so great as to indicate that full-day care for the child is essential.
Children with special needs, e.g., disabled, emotionally disturbed, ect., who require full-day services of a developmental nature.
your family is eligible for FREE head Start or Early Head Start services if any of the following applied in the last twelve months:
your family’s income falls below the following guidelines:
2017 Poverty Guidelines
Anyone in your family receives TANF services (Cash Assistance Only).
Anyone in your family receives SSI benefits.
Foster children are eligible regardless of their foster family’s income.