Who We Are and What We Do

Our Mission: Pennsylvania Head Start Association improves the future for children, families, and communities who are economically challenged.

Our Vision: The Pennsylvania Head Start Association advocates for children and families who are economically challenged to ensure all children reach their full potential. As a responsive, collaborative, and thriving organization, we embrace diversity, promote comprehensive services, and unify the early childhood community by leading the charge for professional development, information sharing, and advocacy.

The Pennsylvania Head Start Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, a non-partisan association serving as a voice for Pennsylvania's most vulnerable children and families.

2021 Early Childhood Education Summit

Registration for attendees and sponsors is now open for the 2021 Virtual ECE Summit!

Offering 60 workshops over 3 days, you don't want to miss this event!

Visit earlychildhoodsummit.org for more information and to register. 

Equity is an Action Word

PHSA had the honor to host Dr. Bernadine Futrell, Director of OHS, at our Administrators and Leaders Meeting in July.

As part of our conversation, Dr. Futrell and PHSA members highlighted significant ways Early Head Start and Head Start programs empower families and their communities.  

We are stronger together! #HeadStartForward