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Berks County Head Start

Free Preschool for Qualifying Families

The Berks County Head Start program is a comprehensive preschool program free of charge to qualifying families. The Berks County Head Start program services children ages three years through five years old. In order to qualify, families must meet the income guidelines established by the federal government. A family’s income must not exceed 100% of the federal poverty rate.

The Berks County Head Start program serves 695 children, located across 17 sites. All attempts are made to enroll children in locations close to their homes. Head Start services include: school readiness development, parent engagement, social services, health/nutrition services, mental and behavioral health supports, and supports for children with disabilities.

Enrollment Information

To enroll your child you can download the application through the link below or contact the Head Start Program at 610-987-8236 o para información en español llame al 610-987-8237.

Return your completed application along with a current copy of your child’s immunization record, physical, and dental exam. Please also include evidence of your previous year’s income. Submitting the required documents will expedite your enrollment process. Return your completed application to:

BCIU Head Start
Attn: Juli Schaeffer
P.O. Box 16050
Reading, PA 19612-6050

or

Fax: 610-987-8547, Attn: Juli Schaeffer

Program Contact Info

Berks County Head Start
610-987-8454

Mandy Gerhard
610-987-8453
manger@berksiu.org

Enrollment Contact Info

Isabel Henao
610-987-8237
ihenao@berksiu.org
(Se Habla Español)

Juli Schaeffer
610-987-8236
julsch@berksiu.org

 

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