Head Start of York County

Head Start of York County

Enrollment is now open for Community Progress Council’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs across York County. Each classroom or home-based visitor provides high-quality pre-school services to children and their families using a research-based program to support intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth.


Head Start is currently enrolling children ages 3-5, and Early Head Start applications are now open for pregnant women, infants and children up to 3 years of age.


Community Progress Council is planning to open its classrooms for IN-PERSON learning, beginning in the fall of 2021. Head Start and Early Head Start are free to enroll for eligible families.


You will need the following information to complete and submit your application:

– Child’s birth certificate

– Child’s medical insurance card

– Proof of address (ex: ID of parent, recent bill, lease)

– Proof of income from the past 12 months (ex: W2s, paystubs, SSI, SSD, TANF, Child Support)

– Child’s most recent physical and vaccination record

– Child’s most recent dental record

– Any legal documentation for the child (ex: custody order)


To help families fill out the online application for enrollment, CPC is planning five events from July 12-16 at various locations in York County. All events are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


– Monday, July 12 – CPC’s Admin Bldg., 226 East College Avenue, York
– Tuesday, July 13 – 200 Pleasant Street, Hanover
– Wednesday, July 14 – Jefferson Center, 501 North Pershing Ave., York
– Thursday, July 15 – Wellsville Center, 368 Main Street, Wellsville
– Friday, July 16 – CPC’s Admin Bldg., 226 East College Avenue, York



Head Start classrooms are located in York City, Hanover, Red Lion, Wellsville, East Prospect, York New Haven, Delta and Windsor. Early Head Start is offered in York City. Home-based services are offered throughout the county.


Who Qualifies for head Start Services?

Services are offered free of cost to families throughout York County who meet federal income guidelines. Services may also be available for homeless families, foster children and children with disabilities.


View Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Federal Poverty Income Guidelines


Head Start of York County provides a variety of options and settings including part-day and full-day classrooms and home-based visitation. Head Start also provides dental, hearing, vision and lead testing, as well as developmental screenings. This program serves children with disabilities and engages family advocates who work with parents to enrich their participation, help them understand their child’s development and progress toward their own goals.

Find out more about our parent partnerships and resources.


Visit Our Parents’ Page



History of Head Start of York County

Head Start launched in 1965 as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. A key part of the Great Society domestic agenda, the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 authorized programs to help meet the needs of disadvantaged preschool children. In 2015, Head Start celebrated 50 years of service. Its comprehensive offerings have served more than 32 million children since its inception.


Primary Location

226 E. College Ave.
York, PA 17403

Other Locations

Early Head Start and Head Start of York County share 18 classroom locations throughout York County.

View All Locations Here


Questions about Head Start of York County? Contact Community Progress Council today.

717-846-4600 lgould@yorkcpc.org