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Shippensburg Head Start & Pre-K Counts Program


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The Shippensburg University Head Start Program will be a leading center of excellence in the growth and development of young children and support of their families through high quality Early Childhood Education and Services.






At Shippensburg University Head Start and Pre-K Counts, our Mission is to nurture children and strengthen families to enrich our community.





  • The ability to assess, acknowledge, and enhance the individual strengths of children, families, and staff;


  • Knowledge of current child development and multi-system, comprehensive family service delivery theories and practices


  • The need to support, empower, and challenge children, families, and staff to meet individual goals;


  • The ability to adapt and respond effectively to change within the family environment and the community, both local and global;


  • The need to serve with skill, compassion, and sensitivity while accepting the uniqueness and diversity of each child, family, and staff member;


  • The ability to serve as professional models of appropriate practice in human services delivery and educational activities for parents, other staff, community members, and college students;


  • The ability to incorporate shared decision making in program operations;


  • The opportunity to embrace the power of partnership…children… families…staff…community.


For EMERGENCY DAYS (i.e., snow days and other inclement weather conditions), please follow your local school district's EMERGENCY DELAY SCHEDULE. Emergency delays will also be posted on the Facebook page, this website, and ABC27.


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 2022


In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.




USDA Declaración de No Discriminación 2022

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.

La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en:, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:

(1) correo:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(2) fax:
(833) 256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o
(3) correo electrónico:

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. 


Contact the Shippensburg Head Start Program Cora I. Grove Spiritual Center, Shippensburg University 1871 Old Main Drive, Box 58 Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1626 Fax: (717) 477-4021