Community Services for Children, situated in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, prepares kids and their families to succeed in learning and in life. Head Start of the Lehigh Valley supplies early learning, health, and family services to low-income families with kids ages 0-5 in Lehigh and Northampton Counties.


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  City Allentown, PA
  Zip Code 18102
  Address 916 West Turner Str
  Phone Number (610) 776-1160

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Prepare young children and their families to succeed in learning and in life through innovative, comprehensive, leading-edge services. Community Services for Children exemplifies excellence in early learning, providing inspiration and leadership that engages our communities to put children first. EITC has accomplished what many in Pennsylvania have been advocating for years — a way for the business community to be directly involved in improving education. EITC enables companies to support local nonprofit charities such as Community Services for Children at minimal cost to your business.


For this Early Head Start program, children must be referred by the Children and Youth departments of Lehigh and Northampton counties. The center-based setting, known as SafeStart, is the region's only therapeutic classroom program for abused infants and toddlers. Two locations, serving a total of 71 children, provide early intervention for babies and toddlers impacted by drugs and/or alcohol, to help them overcome health problems, developmental delays and emotional trauma. The program strengthens families to stop the cycle of abuse because research shows that 72 percent of abusive families were involved in the child welfare system when they were children.


Love spending time with pre-school children in a structured setting? Volunteer in one of our Head Start or pre-K Counts classrooms located throughout the Lehigh Valley for one, two, or all five days a week. As a classroom assistant, you will help the teacher with daily classroom activities.