PHSA is pleased to provide our member programs with the opportunity to participate in our 4th state-wide Head Start/Early Head Start Wage and Fringe Benefits Survey. For this year’s survey, we are  partnering with the Research and Evaluation Group at Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC).

About the R&E Group

With extensive expertise in survey research, data visualization and the PA early childhood education field including being a PHSA member program, the R&E Group is uniquely positioned to design and administer a comprehensive web-based survey of Pennsylvania Head Start/Early Head Start staff wages and benefits.

The R&E Group has agreed to make themselves available to answer all questions about the survey from process to data entry to interpretation. You can contact them at:

Nana Nimako,, 215-985-2500, ext. 8295

Laura McCann,, 267-350-7695

Survey Timeline

December 1, 2017 – PHSA members and Comparable Programs complete the survey

December 2017 & January 2018  – Data analysis

February 2018  – Final report and presentation of findings via webinar

Participation Fees

*Use the sliding scale below to determine your participation fee based on your overall budget (Federal Head Start, Early Head Start, HSSAP, PA PreK Counts and MIECHV funding):

Budget Fee
$0 – $1,000,000 $500
$1,000,001 – $1,500,000 $600
$1,500,001 – $3,000,000 $850
> $3,000,000 $1,100

*Programs who recruit more than 2 Comparable Programs will receive a $75 rebate on their participation fee.

Participant Webinar

On October 6, 2017, the R & E Group hosted an informational webinar for interested programs and their comparable.

Click here to view the webinar recording.

Click here to view the webinar slides.

Click here to view the notes from the conference call on November 8, 2017

Next Steps for Participants

Adding Comparables

To better communicate with participating programs and track their Comparable Organization to calculate rebates, we are asking programs to indicate their interest in participating by filling out the this Google form.

Fill out the Survey

Other Participant Materials

PDF Version of Survey for Head Start/Early Head Start Programs

Click here for a hard copy version of the survey for Comparable Organizations.

Click here for a hard copy version of the positions descriptions referred to in the survey.