PathStone

Overview

PathStone’s Child & Development Services program provides comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families, with a special focus on promoting the school readiness of children ages birth to 5 by supporting their development in a comprehensive way. We promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. We engage our parents in their children’s learning and help them in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals. PathStone’s offering of a variety of Head Start program gives parents two different options which include both home-based option and center-based options. In various locations, PathStone offers Early Head Start, Head Start, Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and Pre-K Counts programs.

Primary Contact

Name: Holly Strait
Title: Senior Director
Address: 301 Lortz Avenue

Chambersburg PA 17201
Phone: 7172673275
Fax:
Email: hstrait@pathstone.org

Primary Contact

Name: Tracie Mercado
Title: Director
Address: 121 South Second Street

Reading PA 19602
Phone: 6107508779
Fax:
Email: tmercado@pathstone.org https://pathstone.org
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Shippensburg Head Start Program

Overview

 

Shippensburg University has operated the Shippensburg Head Start program since 1971 as a component of the institution’s commitment to public service. In August 2013 the Head Start Program became the lead agency to provide child services State Pre-K Counts Program. The program also provides university students the opportunity to apply classroom theory in a real-life community and family-based educational, human services organization. The Shippensburg University Head Start program served 245 children ages 0-5 years old. The breakdown in funding and enrollment is as follows: Head Start federal funds for 63 children ages 3-5 and 40 children ages 0-3. Pre-K Counts State funds for 142 children ages 3-5.

VISION: THE SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY HEAD START PROGRAM WILL BE A LEADING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG CHILDREN AND SUPPORT OF THEIR FAMILIES THROUGH HIGH QUALITY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND SERVICES. OUR MISSION IS TO NURTURE CHILDREN AND STRENGTHEN FAMILIES TO ENRICH OUR COMMUNITY.

 

Primary Contact

Name: Linda Butts
Title: Director
Address: Box 58, Old Main.
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg PA 17257-2299
Phone: (717) 477-1626
Fax: (717) 477-4097
Email: Labutts@ship.edu
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