Enrollment for the 2018–2019 school year is open! If you are pregnant or have a child age 0-5 years, you may be eligible for Head Start or Early Head Start.

Head Start and Early Head Start are provided at no cost to the family.

To enroll, call 717-541-1795.


To be eligible for Capital Area Head Start or Early Head Start, you must:

  • Be pregnant or have a child ages 0-5 who is not yet eligible for kindergarten in the school district where you live
  • Meet low income guidelines
  • Must be a resident of Dauphin, Perry, or eastern Cumberland County, or Carlisle, PA

Proof of age, family income, and residency are required at the time of enrollment. Up-to-date physical and dental exams, immunization records, and proof of insurance are requested at the time of enrollment. You must provide up-to-date immunizations for your enrolled child within the first 60 days.

Openings are still available for the 2018–2019 school year, so call 717-541-1795 or complete the form below.

Contact Information

Would you like someone to contact you about enrolling your child in Capital Area Head Start? Submit your contact information below and someone from CAHS will contact you within two business days.

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