Blair County Head Start is a federal and state funded program that provides free high quality preschool services to income eligible three to five year olds in fifteen centers across Blair County.
Blair County Head Start offers a caring and positive atmosphere in a safe and supportive classroom environment for children to learn new skills necessary for success in school and beyond. The program provides services to children and their families by providing support and opportunities for growth.
Preparing for Kindergarten
Blair County Head Start offers educational activities in a classroom setting, a variety of classroom times, and qualified teachers. Children receive health and developmental screenings upon enrollment.
Head Start helps children to prepare for kindergarten, become comfortable with separation, learn how to play and share, develop good health and nutrition habits, and grow mentally, socially, emotionally and physically. Nutritious meals and snacks are provided and transportation is available for children in most areas.
Parents as Partners
A child’s parent is their first and most important teacher. Parents are the core of Head Start. The program involves parents in all aspects of their child’s learning through allowing them to set goals for their children, suggest activities and themes for daily lesson plans, and by providing volunteer opportunities throughout the school year.
Family engagement opportunities are offered through home visits and center activities. Parents are informed of their child’s progress and are given opportunities to extend their learning from the classroom into the home.
Chamber of Commerce
Child Advocates of Blair County, Inc., grantee for the Blair County Head Start program, is proud to be a 2012 inductee to the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame.