Give a Child a Head Start – Sign Up Today! (Philadelphia)
Head Start (HS) and Early Head Start (EHS) programs work: they promote the school readiness of young children from low-income families and support the mental, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age 5. Sadly, according to 2010 census data, slightly less than 50% of eligible children in Pennsylvania have a corresponding Head Start slot. ELC has been working to change this by expanding access to Head Start and prioritizing our most vulnerable young children. Under the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, children experiencing homelessness and those in foster care are automatically eligible for EHS and HS programs and must be prioritized for enrollment.
The School District of Philadelphia has openings and is currently accepting applications for enrollment to Head Start for September 2015. Below is the list of locations that currently have vacancies and two flyers that have registration dates at McMichael and Pratt schools. For additional information, please contact R. Waunda Loadholt, Social Service Coordinator at the District 215-400-6213.