The Scranton-Lackawanna Human Development Agency Head Start Program is accepting applications in Lackawanna, Wayne, Susquehanna, and Pike Counties for the 2011- 12 school year.



Head Start is a pre-school program designed to provide comprehensive services to eligible children age 3 and 4. These services include educational activities, health, nutrition, social services, parent involvement, and inclusive opportunities for children with special needs/disabilities .


The Scranton-Lackawanna Human Development Agency Head Start Program is accepting applications in Lackawanna, Wayne, Susquehanna, and Pike Counties for the 2011- 12 school year.

Head Start is a pre-school program designed to provide comprehensive services to eligible children age 3 and 4. These services include educational activities, health, nutrition, social services, parent involvement, and inclusive opportunities for children with special needs/disabilities .

Transportation is available in some areas.

Full/Day Full year services, in collaboration with approved child care facilities, are also available for parents who are working or in school, at no cost to eligible children.

Head Start services are also available in collaboration with many area School District Pre-K Programs.
The SLHDA also offers Early Head Start services to pregnant mothers and children birth to three.

This program is both Home and Center Based. Home–Based Services are provided by trained parent educators on a weekly basis to assist parents in understanding the developmental needs of their infant or toddler.

It also includes bi-weekly socialization events to promote healthy interactions with other infants and toddlers and their families.

There are also center based slots, in collaboration with approved child care facilities, available to parents who are working or in school and seeking a quality child care setting for their infant or toddler.

To apply and obtain more information on any of the above services please contact the SLHDA Head Start at 570-963-6633 or toll free at 1-800-717-4224.