Head Start

Westmoreland Community Action’s Head Start program is part of the Pennsylvania Head Start Association. 

The program is FREE and applications can be completed year round.  You may qualify if you make less than the 100% column for your family size on the 2023 Federal Poverty Guidelines. Head Start serves children, ages 3-5, and their families in both center and home-based program options.  This program provides pre-Kindergarten learning experiences for young children to help prepare them for a smooth transition into Kindergarten.  The overall goal is to promote school readiness. Home-based services are available as needed.

Comprehensive programming is provided through:

  • Education & Early Childhood Development
  • Family & Community Engagement
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Early Childhood Mental Health & Disabilities

* Transportation is not provided. Home-based services are also available upon need

Download the 2023 Federal Poverty Guidelines here

If within the past two years you have applied to Early Head Start, Head Start, or the Pre-K Counts Program, there is NO NEED to complete a new application. Instead, please call and your application will be updated and activated for possible enrollment opportunities.