A.C.C.E.S.S., Inc.-Adams County H.S.

Program Overview

Adams County Head Start programs promote the educational, mental, social, and emotional readiness of young children from low-income families by supporting the comprehensive development of children from age 3- 5.

Our Head Start classrooms are located in Biglerville, East Berlin, Gettysburg, Littlestown, McSherrystown, New Oxford, Orrtanna, and York Springs.

​ACHS recognizes that parents are their child’s first and most important teachers and welcome parent involvement in all areas of the program.

Mission Statement: The Adams County Head Start program will provide an environment where income eligible children and their families are safe, enriched, and empowered.  Opportunities will be provided to children and their families to:  build self-esteem, enhance strengths, stimulate creativity, and promote self-sufficiency.
Together we can shape the future.



Counties Served


Primary Contact

Contact: Jennifer Showers
Title: Executive Director
Address: 705 Old Harrisburg Rd
Suite 5
Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Phone: 7173371337
Fax: 7173371741
Email: jshowers@achsaccess.org

Enrollment Contact

Contact: Kayla Palmer
Phone: 7173371337
Email: kfpalmer@achsaccess.org

Oral Health Contact

Contact: Johnnie Shindledecker
Phone: 7173371337
Email: jshindledecker@achsaccess.org

Federal HS Children Funded

Adams: 216

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