Mission Statement:

Mercer County Head Start, in partnership with families and the community, significantly impacts school readiness progress by creating a high quality, comprehensive, culturally sensitive, nurturing, safe, and healthy environment in which children, families, and staff are inspired to reach their fullest potential.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:

β€œThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

About Mercer County Head Start

Mercer County Head Start is a Federally funded program that provides opportunities for children to participate in school readiness activities and experiences, while offering support for the entire family.

Parents are recognized as their child’s first and most important teacher. Mercer County Head Start welcomes parent involvement throughout all aspects of the program including:

  • Classroom Volunteer
  • POPs (Parents of Preschoolers) Parent Committee
  • Policy Council
  • Bus Aide volunteer
  • At Home School Readiness Activities completed by parent and child at home
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences and Home Visits

Parents are provided agency support through completion of a Family Service Plan, various training opportunities and parent workshops, referrals for assistance, and other individualized needs.