Head Start/Early Head Start of Beaver County


For additional information, please call 724-728-2110.

Who we are…..

Head Start and Early Head Start of Beaver County are federal and state funded, comprehensive child development programs designed to serve families with children from birth to age five, including children with verified disabilities that meet financial guidelines at the poverty level, or are determined to be homeless under the McKinney Vinto Act, or have children with verified disabilities and who have other identified “risk” factors.

Mission Statement

Head Start/Early Head Start of Beaver County meets the unique needs of children ages birth to five and their families by providing quality education, health services, and experiences that promote parent involvement, school readiness and community engagement.

A child playing with blocks on a matCore Beliefs:

  • We believe that parents are a child’s first and best teachers.
  • We believe that our entire staff should be committed to children, families, fellow staff members and our community by demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism, dignity, and respect.
  • We believe that the key to self-sufficiency is through quality education, parental responsibility, and community partnerships.
  • We believe that education and a love of learning is critical to school readiness and to a family’s future success.
  • We believe that providing comprehensive services for physical and mental health development are crucial to a child’s life-long well-being.
  • We believe that a child who has proper nutrition and a safe environment can learn effectively.
  • We believe that male family members and father figures make important and unique contributions to our Head Start community.

Kids playing in a groupBuilding a Strong Foundation

We are dedicated to building a strong foundation of knowledge and promoting healthy development. We also help families by:

  • supporting parents in their role as their child’s first and primary teacher,
  • connecting families with available social services, and
  • encouraging active parent engagement and leadership in the program.

Program Design

Funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Head Start, the Beaver County Head Start/Early Head Start programs serve families with children between the ages of 6 weeks and age five. Beaver County Early Head Start offers classroom- and child care-based options. Beaver County Head Start offers both home- and classroom-based options. Classrooms are strategically located throughout Beaver County to best meet the needs of the families we serve.

Kids playing together with toysAs a Head Start/Early Head Start program, we promote age-appropriate:

  • Physical development and health
  • Social and emotional development
  • Logic and reasoning skills
  • Effective approaches to learning
  • Language development
  • Literacy knowledge and skills
  • Mathematics knowledge and skills (e.g., understanding what numbers represent)
  • Science knowledge and skills (e.g., using senses to gather information and observe)
  • Creative arts expression
  • Social studies knowledge and skills (e.g., understanding and respecting differences among people)
  • English language development

We work with families to ensure that children enter kindergarten ready to learn and succeed!

How We Serve

In our Head Start program, there are two options. 

Classroom Option

  • Single Session – 5 days per week for 5-6 hours per day
  • Breakfast, lunch and snack are provided to each child at no cost to the family*

Home-Based Option

  • The home-based instructor performs home visits weekly for 1.5 hours, completing 48 weeks per program year, community outings and 4 hours of socializations. The goal is to create an environment where the entire family can interact together to support the child’s educational goals, as well as the family’s goals.

In our Early Head Start program, there are two options:

Classroom Option

  • Single Session – 5 days per week for 6 hours per day year round
  • Feeding is provided for infants on demand*
  • Breakfast, lunch and snack are provided to each child at no cost to the family*

Child Care Option

  • Our Early Head Start program partners with child care centers in the community to provide center-based Early Head Start classroom services. The children are enrolled in the childcare center and receives full day/full year services and Early Head Start staff ensures that children are receiving quality care at no cost to the family.
  • Our current Child Care Partners are
    • Noahs’ Ark
    • Rhyming Thyme
    • Haynes Daycare

What We Provide

  • Highly qualified teachers and staff.
  • A program tailored to each child’s individual needs based upon parent and staff input.
  • Books and language tools to develop early reading skills.
  • Opportunities and environments to develop and support strong self-image.
  • Positive environment, positive behavioral changes, and social and emotional interactions.
  • Good, nutritional food choices and an example of healthy eating and living.
  • Instruction for parents on nutrition, health, child development, and mental health.
  • Opportunities for parents and children to have social interaction with others.
  • Tools for parents to learn to become their children’s first teacher.
  • A school readiness plan that provides information that is needed to ensure children are ready for school, their families are ready to support their children’s learning, and schools are ready for children.

Who We Serve

  • Head Start serves families with preschool age children 3 years to 5 years.
  • Early Head Start Child Care Option serves infants and toddlers 6 weeks to 3 years of age.
  • Children with disabilities or other special needs are also provided services in collaboration with the local Early Intervention provider or other programs through an IEP, IFSP, or 504 plan.
  • Children in childcare can also receive Head Start/Early Head Start services.


Head Start / Early Head Start of Beaver County Classroom Locations:

Head Start Headquarters / Home Based Program
205 Beaver Valley Mall
Monaca, PA 15061

Aliquippa Elementary School (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
840 21st Street
Aliquippa, PA 15001
724-857-7500 x7205

Hopewell Elementary School (8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.)
3000 Kane Road
Aliquippa, PA 15001

Ambridge Head Start Center (8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.)
521 8th Street
Ambridge, PA 15003

*Beaver Falls Early Head Start Center 1 (8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.)
1201 7th Ave.
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

*Beaver Falls Early Head Start Center 2 (8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.)
1416 6th Ave.
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Beaver Falls Central Elementary School (8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.)
805 15th Street
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Beaver Falls First Presbyterian Church (8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
1103 8th Ave.
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Central Valley Todd Lane Elementary School (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
113 Todd Lane
Monaca, PA 15061

CCBC (9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.)
1 Campus Drive
Monaca, PA 15061

Freedom (8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
1701 8th Ave.
Freedom, PA 15042

New Brighton Middle School (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
901 Penn Ave.
New Brighton, PA 15066

New Brighton High School (8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.)
3202 43rd Street
New Brighton, PA 15066

Riverside Schools (8:35 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.)
315 Country Club Drive
Ellwood City, PA 16117

Rochester School District (8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.)
540 Reno Street
Rochester, PA 15074

Southside Area High School (8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.)
4949 State Rt. 151
Hookstown, PA 15050

*Early Head Start Location Only (ages 0-2)


For additional information, please call 724-728-2110.

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*NOTICE: All meals served to children under the Child Care Food Program are served at no separate charge regardless of race, color, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. There is no discrimination in admissions policy, meal service, or use of facilities. Any complaints of discrimination should be submitted in writing within 180 days, of the incident to the USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave., SW,, Washington, DC 20250