Preschool Overview

Early Intervention

Instructional program for children with disabilities, ages three to five. Instruction, which is developmentally appropriate, includes the family and their needs. Services are provided in facilities operated by day care centers, nursery schools, preschool centers, special education classes, or in the child’s home.

For more information, contact Amy Weller at or call 570-523-1155, ext 2220.

Northumberland Area Head Start Photo of preschool children sitting at desk

Head Start program operated at sites throughout Northumberland County for disadvantaged preschool children who are not yet eligible for district kindergarten. 

For more information, contact Ann Garges at or call 570-523-1155, ext 2240.

Northumberland Area Early Head Start

Early Head Start is a free, comprehensive development program for expectant mothers, infants, and toddlers (0-36 months) from low-income families.  The program offers education, nutrition, health, social and mental health services, and emphasizes parent involvement.

For more information, contact Cheryl Hoffman at or call 570-495-4411, ext. 202.

Pre-K Counts

A Pennsylvania Department of Education initiative to provide quality pre-kindergarten programming to children who are three or four years of age with a focus on children who are at risk for academic failure. All services are free and Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts supports the inclusion of children with diverse needs. The CSIU operates Pre-K Counts programs in the Line Mountain, Shikellamy, and Milton school districts.

For more information, contact Christina Moser at (570) 523-1155, ext. 2209. 

Pennsylvania Head Start – State Collaboration Office  

The purpose of the Head Start State Collaboration Office is to create a visible partnership at the state level to support the development of multi-agency and public/private partnerships. These partnerships are intended to:

  • Assist in building early childhood systems and access to comprehensive services and support for all low income children.
  • Create opportunities for Head Start to partner with state and local agencies in initiatives that impact children and their families.
  • Facilitate the involvement of Head Start in state and local policies, plans, processes, and decisions affecting children and families.

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