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.

Francine Bunch Award 2022

Celebrate the successes of Head Start programs by honoring a Head Start Parent or Staff Member! Nominate a Parent, former Parent or Staff Member for the Francine Bunch Award by downloading and completing the application below!

All completed applications must be submitted via email. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The application must be emailed to [email protected] with the subject line written as: "2022 Francine Bunch Nomination". Applications are due by COB on Friday, March 11, 2022.

2022 Francine Bunch Award Application


2022 Jeff Koppel Memorial Scholarship

The Jeff Koppel Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a former Head Start student with an outstanding high school record who is enrolled in post-secondary education. This is a merit-based competitive scholarship. Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded. 

Applications are due on Monday, February 28, 2022. 

Download and complete the application today!