Head Start at Saint James

Preparing children for success in school

Head Start is a high quality, pre-kindergarten program for children ages 3 to 5 from income-eligible families that provides early childhood education to prepare them for success in school. Other offerings include family support services, nutritious meals and health screenings. Head Start is coordinated by the Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Lancaster County.

The Head Start program at Saint James has two classrooms with approximately 15 students each. The program day runs weekdays from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM and includes breakfast, lunch and a snack.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways you can help. Opportunities include:

  • Breakfast and lunch preparation
  • Washing Dishes
  • Classroom material preparation needed for art activities and crafts.
  • Greeters during arrivals and departures
  • Classroom assistance with art, math, puzzles and games
  • Reading to children, art activities, playing games.

For more information, email Nancy LeVasseur or call 717.397.4858 ext. 114.

More About Head Start

Head Start programs prepare America’s most vulnerable young children to succeed in school and in life beyond school. To achieve this, Head Start programs deliver services to children and families in core areas of early learning, health, and family well-being while engaging parents as partners every step of the way.

Head Start encompasses Head Start preschool programs, which primarily serve 3 and 4 year-old children, and Early Head Start programs for infants, toddlers and pregnant women. Head Start services are delivered nationwide through 1,600 agencies which tailor the federal program to the local needs of families in their service area.