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.


Successful Early Head Start and Head Start organizations plan for, and assess, their programs. The process involves all of their leaders, including, Directors, Supervisors, Administrative Staff, along with Specialists in Health, Disabilities, Family Services, Education, ERSEA, Data Systems, and Fiscal Management.
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This 2-hour session will provide meaningful, easy-to-understand guidance, tools and templates for program leaders and participants to streamline and coordinate these processes and plans for better clarity, utility and impact.

Registration closes on Tuesday, June 13 - save your spot today!





On May 17, 2023, the Jeff Koppel Memorial Head Staff Scholarship Fund in partnership with the Pennsylvania Head Start Association, named Jonathan Cardona and Breanna Corlew winners of the third annual Jeff Koppel Memorial Head Start Scholarships at the Pennsylvania Head Start Association’s annual membership meeting.

The winners are outstanding individuals and we are pleased to support them as they graduate from high school and are entering college.  Click here to learn more about Jonathan and Breanna's accomplishments.