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Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.

Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.


Child Care


As proven leaders in early childhood education and family development, Luzerne County Head Start, Inc. is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for low-income children and families in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. Our knowledgeable and caring staff accomplish our mission by providing early care and education for pregnant women and children from birth to five years old, emphasizing healthy outcomes and school readiness, promoting family self-sufficiency, and partnering with individuals, school districts, and our community.


Luzerne County Head Start, Inc. (LCHS) is an income-based early childhood education program that provides comprehensive services at no cost to eligible pregnant women, children birth to age five, and their families in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties.  

LCHS supports children growing and thriving in a nurturing environment of parents, family, neighborhood, and community where they and their families have options and opportunities for optimum growth, development, and learning. LCHS is committed to meeting the emerging needs of our children. As a two-generation model providing comprehensive services, LCHS provides crucial early learning opportunities to those young children most vulnerable in the community. 

LCHS believes a parent is a child’s first and most important teacher. For that reason, parents/caregivers are strongly encouraged to take an active part in their child’s early education experience. Our professionally trained educators work with families to provide them with the knowledge and resources they need in regards to education, health, oral health and nutrition to help their children grow, learn, and successfully transition from early education programs to kindergarten and beyond. 

LCHS’s program first began in 1965 with 90 enrollment slots and has since then has grown to accommodate more than 1,100 children.

Additional Info

Early Childhood Education

Breakfast and Lunch Provided (Head Start/Pre-K Counts)

Hearing and Vision Screenings

Family Services/Referrals 

Physical and Mental Health Services

Disability Services

Bi-Monthly Socialization Events (Early Head Start)



Ms. Lisa Malarkey
Director of Human Resources

Brooke Williams
Community Advocate

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