Bon Aire Early Learning Center 724-283-3053

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Head Start Program

Head Start Locations

Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program for children from age three through five.  Preference is given to four and five year olds and to children with special needs.

Head Start first launched as an eight-week summer program in 1965, and was designed to help break the cycle of poverty by providing preschool children from low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social health, and psychological needs.

An emphasis is on child-initiated activities by providing materials, equipment and trained staff to assist in creative growth.
There are 4 main major components to the Head Start Program.

  • Education
  • Health
  • Parent Involvement
  • Social Services

Limited transportation to and from the classrooms will be available with bus stops as close to families as reasonably possible (door to door service is rare). Head Start will also assist families in receiving transportation to medical/dental appointments and parent involvement activities.

 Head Start is free to all.  Ninety percent of the children who are accepted must qualify under the income guidelines.  Ten percent of the children may be accepted over the income guidelines when all income eligible children are serviced.

Administrative Offices
139 Rieger Road

Butler, PA 16001
Phone: 724-287-2761
Fax: 724-287-4205