Shippensburg Head Start & Pre-K Counts Program
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.
IN SEEKING TO ACCOMPLISH THIS MISSION, WE IDENTIFY THE FOLLOWING AS CRITICAL FACTORS:
- 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.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
fax: (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.