Shippensburg University has operated the Shippensburg Head Start program since 1971 as a component of the institution’s commitment to public service. In August 2013 the Head Start Program became the lead agency to provide child services State Pre-K Counts Program. The program also provides university students the opportunity to apply classroom theory in a real-life community and family-based educational, human services organization. The Shippensburg University Head Start program served 245 children ages 0-5 years old. The breakdown in funding and enrollment is as follows: Head Start federal funds for 63 children ages 3-5 and 40 children ages 0-3. Pre-K Counts State funds for 142 children ages 3-5.
VISION: THE SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY HEAD START PROGRAM WILL BE A LEADING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG CHILDREN AND SUPPORT OF THEIR FAMILIES THROUGH HIGH QUALITY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND SERVICES. OUR MISSION IS TO NURTURE CHILDREN AND STRENGTHEN FAMILIES TO ENRICH OUR COMMUNITY.
Primary ContactName: Linda Butts
Address: Box 58, Old Main.
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg PA 17257-2299
Phone: (717) 477-1626
Fax: (717) 477-4097