Early Learning

To complete an Eligibility/Recruitment Form for STEP Head Start, click here, or call STEP at (570) 601-9601. You can also download a printable version.

High-quality early learning experiences provided by skilled professionals, in partnership with parents and communities, prepare children for success in school and in life. The Early Learning Pathway leads to success in school and life.

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Child Development & Early Learning

Customer Impacts (fiscal year 2018-19)

  • 637 children demonstrated skills for school readiness.
  • 650 children improved their attention skills.
  • 626 individuals demonstrated improvements in cooking, shopping, or growing food.
  • 33 caregivers demonstrated increased sensitivity and responsiveness toward their children.
  • 745 children were up to date on immunizations.
  • 43 children were referred for mental health services.
  • 1,232 children were enrolled in a child care facility with a level three or four Keystone STARS rating.
  • 72 child care providers obtained or kep a STAR designation.
  • 13 Merit Awards were issued to child care providers through Early Learning Resource Center Region 7 in partnership with STEP.

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To view STEP Head Start's most recent Annual Report, Click Here.


Success Story

All children enrolled in STEP Head Start have their vision screened annually by our Family Advocates and Home Visitors using our vision spot screeners. Our vision screeners have been very successful at identifying children's vision concerns. STEP Head Start has screened 701 preschool and Early Head Start children's vision this year. 93 children were referred to an eye professional for follow-up, 51 children have been prescribed glasses, 1 child is receiving patch therapy, and 7 children are being monitored by eye specialists and have follow-up appointments. As a result of STEP Head Start's Mobile Dentist program, 116 children were seen by a dentist for examination, cleaning, and x-rays. 32 children required restorative care from a pediatric dentist.



STEP is an equal opportunity USDA provider

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