News & Announcements
Important message from Franklin County Head Start:
Federally funded Head Start classrooms and Early Head Start classrooms will operate as scheduled.
State funded classrooms:
Do NOT have a scheduled start date at this time due to the budget impasse.
ALL parents have received a letter detailing specific information about their child's assigned classroom.
Our Paul Henry Classroom made a beautiful Rose Wish for Franklin County Head Start. They did an amazing job!!!
Franklin County Head Start planted a rose bush in honor of Head Start’s 50th Anniversary, today at Norlo Park in Chambersburg. On this day, May 18, 1965, in the White House Rose Garden, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced to the nation the creation of Project Head Start.
"...Less than 3 months ago... we opened a new war front on poverty," President Johnson said. "We set out to make certain that poverty's children would not be forevermore poverty's captives... [Head Start] was conceived not so much as a Federal effort but really as a neighborhood effort... It would not be possible except for the willing and the enthusiastic cooperation of Americans throughout the country."
By planting the rose bush today, we have renewed our commitment to the economically challenged children and families of Franklin County, PA..
"This is the best day of my life!" Said a 4 yr old from our Antrim classroom. I asked him why and he said "cuz I've always wanted to come here!"
We had a fantastic time on Saturday for our first community MUSCLE event. All in all, we had close to a 80 total people in attendance! The families enjoyed a super cool scavenger hunt with some nice learning components to it, made awesome paper hats and won some cool Harley gear and books! Darren Moats donated back packs and lunch bags for our raffle.
Thanks so much to everyone for attending the event and to MS Harley Davidson for having us!
We had a great time over the weekend attending the National Healthy Kids days at the YMCA. On Saturday we were in Waynesboro and Sunday in Chambersburg, where we met a lot of families, educated them on our program and recruited a few. We also helped the kiddos plant a vegetable seed to take home and gave out infant/toddler toothbrushes. Thank you to everyone who joined us and thank you to the YMCA for hosting this event.
Did you know that Franklin County Head Start has a Facebook Page? We post activities, tips, and other information for parents and caregivers, such safety tips, easy and healthy recipes you can make with your child, information about getting your child ready for school, and more.
It’s a great place to learn more about how you can help your child develop and set them up for success in life.
Please like us on Facebook and share with your friends.
Now Open! Keystone Family Planning Services is now open Tuesday evenings from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. No appointment needed, just walk in to the Keystone Health building at 820 Fifth Ave. in Chambersburg.
Keystone Family Planning Services offer a variety of services including family planning counseling, exams, STD screenings,and birth control options. Services are available on a sliding fee scale and services may be free based on income. Most insurances accepted but insurance is not required. You do not need to be a Keystone Health patient to use these services. For additional information call (717) 261-4913.
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Making sure your child gets the necessary health care
Did You Know?
Children birth-3 and pregnant women are eligible for Early Head Start services.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf visited our Chambers Pre-K Classroom yesterday as part of his “Schools That Teach Tour” 3/11/15
Franklin County Head Start welcomed the mobile dentist on March 9. They provided examinations, cleanings and x-rays to our Head Start children at our office location. It was a huge success!!! The mobile dentist is just one of many services we offer to our Head Start families.
Franklin County Human Services
A representative from the Franklin County Human Services division will be in Waynesboro each Wednesday from 10-2 to assist residents regarding their human services needs, questions and requests for information about programs, agencies, etc.
Individuals are encouraged to stop by at the rear entrance of the Trinity UCC Church at 30 West North Street. The Senior Center entrance is back there as well as ample parking.
Franklin County Head Start celebrates 50 years
Head Start is fifty! From August 2014 through June 2015, the Head Start community - and the nation - will celebrate our shared commitment to giving America’s most vulnerable children a window of opportunity unlike any other.
In honor of Head Start's 50th Anniversary, this Giving Tuesday (December 2, 2014) NHSA will be holding a "50 for 50" campaign! Whether you are able to donate 50 dollars, 50 minutes or 50 hours, this Giving Tuesday give back to Head Start!