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Fayette County Head Start Event

Fayette County of Head Start had a family event  that involved DINOSAURS!  Click the link to see what they found!  Stomping into Good Health

Beaver County Head Start Event

Click the link below to read about (and see the pictures) of the Beaver County Head Start's most recent family event!  Splashing into Success

Transitioning Back to School

Transitioning back to school is an exciting time for most but can be a little scary too.  Please click on the link below to read about activities and tasks to get the children back into the swing of learning!  Transitioning back to school

EARN Corner is Here to Stay!!

PIC's "EARN Corner" has been an overwhelming success!  Click on the link to find out how is all started and how you can participate!  EARN Website Article

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Head Start / Early Head Start FAQs The Private Industry Council discusses frequently asked questions for Head Start and Early Head Start students. Private Industry Council operates the Head Start / Early Head Start program for Beaver and Fayette Counties in the...

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The Foster Grandparent Program of Southwestern PA sponsored by the Private Industry Council partnered with Jumpstart Pittsburgh, Read for the Record celebration on October 27th, 2016.

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is a national campaign that was launched over a decade ago to address the education inequities that leave too many children unprepared for kindergarten.

Jumpstart Pittsburgh’s hope was to reach close to and potentially exceed 2000 children in Southwestern PA, one of the biggest celebrations in our nation.

Not only did Jumpstart Pittsburgh provide books and activities for our Allegheny County stations but all stations located in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene and Washington counties.

Our volunteers were provided training in their October In-service training meetings by Jumpstart Pittsburgh staff on how this celebration would be fulfilled. They were given a book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach to read to all of the children in their designated stations. They also facilitated a “Bear Charades” Activity and they made a Paper Bag Teddy Bear craft with their children that day.

The approximate number of children impacted by this initiative due to the Foster Grandparent Program of Southwestern PA participation is as follows:

  • Allegheny: 844
  • Beaver: 247
  • Butler: 91
  • Fayette: 114
  • Greene: 80
  • Washington: 315
  • For a total of 1691 Children!

With our help Jumpstart Pittsburgh exceeded their 2000 children goal and reached 3,297 children this year!!!!