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Schools and Libraries
Head Start Programs This site will help you locate Head Start in your county, tell you about services and how to enroll.
Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program for low-income three, four, and five year olds. It provides children with a developmentally appropriate early childhood education. The program ensures that young children get health checkups and treatment, and that they are fed a nutritious hot meal every day. It is operated by local agencies in every county in Pennsylvania. Early Head Start programs serve pregnant women and children from birth to three years old.
in some (especially rural) areas of the state, Head Start services are offered in the home instead of in the classroom. A home visitor meets with families on a weekly basis and helps the family to structure learning opportunities in the home. Children (and Parents) get together for group play at least twice a month.
Families wishing to enroll in Head Start or Early Head Start must meet income eligibility guidelines in order to enroll their child(ren), but services are free. In order to qualify a family of four must have an income of less than $20,000.
School and college, and libraries . The National Center for Education Statistics’ website Schools, Colleges and Libraries will locate and describe private schools, public schools, colleges and libraries nearest to you. For public schools, for example you can check location, student:teacher ratios, enrollment by grade, gender and racial makeup, all the schools in the District and more.
And just Libraries
PA Public Libraries lists all the pubhlic libraries by county and links you to their websites so you can check location, hours, events,
PA Academic Libraries links you to those Pennsylvania libraries which are not part of the state system – for example, private college libraries.