Who We Are and What We Do

The Pennsylvania Head Start Association (PHSA) is a non-profit membership organization. We advocate for Head Start families, programs, and staff in Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Head Start Association creates ONE CLEAR, POWERFUL VOICE for children and families who are economically challenged. We embrace diversity and unify the early childhood community by being a responsive, thriving organization, leading the charge for training, information sharing, advocacy and comprehensive services.

Pennsylvania Head Start Association’s purpose is to maximize the cumulative talents of Early Head Start/Head Start parents, staff, administrators and friends to collectively improve the future for economically challenged children, families and communities, by providing quality leadership, training, information and advocacy at the local, state, regional and national levels.

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.

2020 Census (a.k.a. The Super Vote)

 The Census count ends in September! Visit the Census website today and share with friends and family.

 Listen to the Census Playlist as you find the best Census resources below for the staff and families you support.


September is Voter Registration Month

Did you hear the news?

Since our Annual Conference went virtual this year, we are giving everyone the opportunity to catch what they missed by purchasing the recorded version. Hurry! The package is available to purchase until October 1.  Click here for more details! 



Program Spotlight

Community Services of Venango County recognizes Early Head Start families. "Congratulations to all of our transitioning children & their loved ones! We are so glad you and your families participated in our Families First Early Head Start & New Beginnings programs."


Who doesn't love to bedazzle their mask? Friends at the Norwin Head Start Center of Westmoreland Community Action decorated their own masks... which is super cool!! The staff and children discussed why we wear masks and how it's important to keep them on to cover our mouth and nose.

  ECE Summit

The ECE Summit is going virtual this year! 

This year's conference will be held virtually from Oct. 18 - 21, 2020. Workshops will be recorded and will be available to registrants through the end of December 2020. PQAS and Act 48 credit will be available for participants who attend the workshops (live or recorded).

Register today!