Who We Are and What We Do

The Pennsylvania Head Start Association (PHSA) is a non-profit membership organization. We advocate for Head Start families, programs, and staff in Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Head Start Association creates ONE CLEAR, POWERFUL VOICE for children and families who are economically challenged. We embrace diversity and unify the early childhood community by being a responsive, thriving organization, leading the charge for training, information sharing, advocacy and comprehensive services.

Pennsylvania Head Start Association’s purpose is to maximize the cumulative talents of Early Head Start/Head Start parents, staff, administrators and friends to collectively improve the future for economically challenged children, families and communities, by providing quality leadership, training, information and advocacy at the local, state, regional and national levels.

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.

 Register Today!

December's Administrators & Leaders Meeting will be held across a span of three days - December 8, 10, 11.

Join your Head Start colleagues to network, learn, ask questions, problem-solve and compete in a couple of (virtual) contests!

Click here to register!



Program Spotlight

Community Services of Venango County recognizes Early Head Start families. "Congratulations to all of our transitioning children & their loved ones! We are so glad you and your families participated in our Families First Early Head Start & New Beginnings programs."


Who doesn't love to bedazzle their mask? Friends at the Norwin Head Start Center of Westmoreland Community Action decorated their own masks... which is super cool!! The staff and children discussed why we wear masks and how it's important to keep them on to cover our mouth and nose.