Head Start programs in Philadelphia.

There are several agencies that run the Head Start program in Philadelphia and the immediate surrounding counties. Most of the organizations operate as non-profits, and provide this service and other support to low income families. Details on them are below.

Head Start of Philadelphia is both a state of Pennsylvania as well as a federal government funded, fully comprehensive child and preschool development program. It was originally created to help meet the needs of lower income preschool children and to even provide support to their entire families as well.

The agencies and Head Start program in Philadelphia provides qualified individuals with a wide range of assistance and services. While the terms may change on a yearly basis, it is a very effective resource. As indicated, both the child and their parent can receive help from Head Start.

Get access to programs in the areas of education and early childhood development; dental, medical, mental health, and general medical care; nutrition; free food, and parent involvement. The Philadelphia County area Head Start programs also provide developmentally appropriate preschool activities with a special focus on helping lower income children develop the all too important early math and reading skills that they need to be successful in school.

The agencies that administer the program fully realize that everyone has different needs, and therefore all of these services are individualized to each individual child's and family’s situation. So they take into account developmental, cultural, ethnic, and even their linguistic heritage, experience, and needs.

Program - CDI/Serving Germantown & Lehigh
2515 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19133-1699
Phone: 267-687-4344

Agency - Acelero, Inc.
1801 North 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Phone number: 215-235-3196
Cities and County Served - Philadelphia (Northern region)





Program name - APM Head Start
Address - 2318 N. Marshall St.
Philadelphia, PA 19133
Dial for Head Start - (215) 763-1040
Greater Philadelphia area served

Name of the Head Start program: Commonwealth of PA EHS
Address - 301 Market St., 8th floor
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101
Phone: 717-213-2066
This agency serves counties including Armstrong, Berks, Lawrence, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Warren.

Name of the agency - EHS at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Kirkbride Center, West Campus
Address of center - 111 North 49th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139-2795
Dial - (215) 590-7270
West and Southwest areas of Philadelphia can apply.
This particular Head start program, which is run by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, also runs the Early Head Start Program which is a unique child-and-family-centered program that enhances the growth and development of children from birth to age three. Among other things it will increases their social competence, and also gives low-income pregnant women and families the skills they need to become self-sufficient.

Head Start program staff and volunteers work with low income families to develop step-by-step plans to achieve goals and to help individuals utilize a variety of home- and community-based support services in the areas of child development, health and wellness, dental care, social services, job readiness and parenting skills.

Non-profit agency - Head Start Learning Tree/Presbytery of Philadelphia
846 S. 57th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143
Call - (215) 471-9782
City of Philadelphia is served.





Program - National Nursing Centers Consortium (Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership)
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Call for information or to apply - 267-765-2322
The program serves all of Philadelphia County.

Program name is Health Federation of Philadelphia
They run the Early Head Start Program
1228 N. Franklin Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Call for help and information on Head Start - (215) 223-5200 Ext. 124
Counties Served: Philadelphia
The following zip codes are served by this agency. 19132, 19120, 19124, 19126, 19140, 19141, and 19121,19122 and 19133.

The Program name is Maternity Care Coalition
Address of program - 2000 Hamilton Street, Suite 205
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
Phone: (215) 551-6330
Counties Served: Philadelphia.

Norris Square Civic Association Children Center
Address of the program is 2011 N. Mascher Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
Phone number of agency- (215) 634-2251

Head start agency name - Porter's Day Care & Educational Center
Address - 1434-38 Belfield Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Phone number - 215-329-2300
Counties Served: Philadelphia

Bucks County Head Start, Inc.
132 Appletree Drive
Levittown, PA 19055
Phone: (215) 428-6870
This agency covers both Philadelphia and Bucks County Pennsylvania.

Program - School District of Philadelphia Pre-K H.S. runs the Office of Early Childhood
Location - 440 North Broad Street, Suite 272
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
Phone number (215) 400-4270




Frankford Early Head Start, also known as Special People in the Northeast
Location - 1616 Orthodox Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124
Phone: 215-831-3158
Counties Served include all of Philadelphia

Youth Enrichment Programs, Inc. Discovery Place Pre-School
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Phone: 215-755-7588
Low income residents of Philadelphia can apply

Maternity Care Coalition/Norristown Early Head Start
Address - 1 West Main Street, Suite 250
Norristown, PA 19401
Call (610) 277-1505 x 103 for information on Head Start.
Counties Served include Montgomery.

Montgomery County Head Start
151 West Marshall Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Phone number: (610) 239-6662
Head Start is offered to both Philadelphia and Montgomery County.

Delaware County IU Head Start
200 Yale Avenue
Morton, Pennsylvania 19070
Phone number - (610) 938-9000
Area served includes Delaware County and Philadelphia.





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