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Head Start/Early Head Start – Lebanon

For children from Birth to age 3

Early Head Start Home-Based Program

Home visits provide eligible Lebanon County parents with information on child development, nutrition, and health and community services. In addition, a parent/child activity is included. Pregnant women and children between the ages of birth to three years old are eligible for Early Head Start. To apply for Early Head Start, a family must qualify for income eligibility according to the Federal Poverty Guidelines. This program is free to eligible families.

Contact us for more information about the Early Head Start home-based program, including eligibility, at headstart@iu13.org or call 717-450-1512.

For children from age 3 to Kindergarten

Lebanon County Head Start/Pre-K Counts

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Head Start/Pre-K Counts is a comprehensive preschool program for three and four-year-old children and their families. It is designed to strengthen and encourage early literacy, social development, resourcefulness, and self-sufficiency by providing positive learning experiences. In Lebanon County, IU13 partners with the six school districts to provide young children with the school readiness skills they need to succeed in kindergarten.

  • Who is eligible? Children must be three years old before September 1, to qualify for Head Start/Pre-K Counts. To be eligible for the program, a family must qualify for eligibility according to the Federal Poverty Guidelines. These programs are free to eligible families. We will need a copy of the child’s birth certificate, proof of income, and the child’s immunization record.
  • View/Download the Lebanon Early Childhood Program Head Start and Pre-K Counts Parent Handbook – English | Spanish

To apply or to seek additional information, please email headstart@iu13.org or call 717-450-1512.

Family Involvement in Early Childhood Programs

Family involvement is a key part of Early Head Start and Head Start/Pre-K Counts programs! Opportunities include:

  • Family days
  • Family trainings
  • Home visits
  • Parent/teacher conferences
  • Policy Councils

Are you eligible for Head Start/Early Head Start services? 

Please complete this pre-application and our team will contact you to discuss options. (NOTE: This link will take you to a third-party website to complete the pre-application.)