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Enrollment and Eligibility

Head Start is a family and child development program for low-income families. Family income is one key factor in determining eligibility.  The federal poverty guidelines are used to evaluate family income.  In addition, at least 10% of enrollment must be children with disabilities, who have a current IEP (Individual Education Plan).

Your child is eligible for Head Start if you meet the income guidelines and your child:

  • is 3 years old through the year prior to kindergarten eligibility.
  • has a current IEP
  • is a foster child
  • is currently living with a parent or the child is receiving SSI/SSD
  • is eligible for TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
  • is currently homeless


A complete application must include a copy of the following documentation:

  • Income Verification - Documentation must reflect your current economic status and must include all sources of income received by the child's parent / guardian such as: Current pay stub, letter from employer, latest income tax return or W-2, unemployment income, worker's compensation, child support, TANF, disability income, proof of foster care, etc.
  • Your Child's Current Immunization (Shot) Record

Submitting application

If you need help completing the application, please contact your local Head Start option.

Applications can be dropped off at your local Head Start option or mailed to:

Northern Tier Community Action Corporation-Head Start
PO Box 389
Emporium, PA 15834



Positions Available


Northern Tier Community Action Corporation Head Start is soliciting bids for snow removal for the designated parking areas at our center sites in Johnsonburg and Coudersport.  Bids must be calculated on a cost per plowing basis and must include plowing the snow from the parking lot as well as clearing the main walkway to the front door and should be completed prior to 8:00 AM. 

All bids should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly labeled “Snow Removal Bid.”  Bids should be submitted to Northern Tier Community Action Corporation Head Start Program, P.O. Box 389, Emporium, PA and must arrive no later than 12:00 noon on October 19, 2017.  Bids will be opened at 1:00 PM on that date at the Northern Tier Community Action Corporation offices located at 135 West Fourth Street, Emporium PA.  Northern Tier Community Action Corporation reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive bid irregularities at our discretion.

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135 West 4th St.   •   P.O. Box 389   •   Emporium, PA 15834

Phone: (814) 486-1161   •   Fax: (814) 486-0825

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