Who We Are and What We Do

Our Mission: Pennsylvania Head Start Association improves the future for children, families, and communities who are economically challenged.

Our Vision: The Pennsylvania Head Start Association advocates for children and families who are economically challenged to ensure all children reach their full potential. As a responsive, collaborative, and thriving organization, we embrace diversity, promote comprehensive services, and unify the early childhood community by leading the charge for professional development, information sharing, and advocacy.

The Pennsylvania Head Start Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, a non-partisan association serving as a voice for Pennsylvania's most vulnerable children and families.

  Growing Your Growth Mindset

PHSA seeks to better understand the needs of staff in the 2023-2024 Program Year. We strive to offer learning experiences that serve you, to best serve the families and children within your community. 

Begin by sharing a bit about yourself in your Early Head Start or Head Start position. Then tell us more about professional development you have found meaningful and what you would like to have offered. Your Head Start Association is here to serve You!




Our last Administrators & Leaders meeting of 2023 will take place 13 December at the Wyndham Garden State College in Boalsburg, PA. 

Registration will open on 9 October.