Early Childhood Education

Contact: Bobbie Frick|Enrollment Specialist|717.299.7388 ext. 3012|bfrick@caplanc.org|fax: 717.299.9341

CAP provides birth-5 early childhood education services throughout Lancaster County.

Our programs provide children with early childhood education, family support services, nutritious meals and health screenings.

CAP’s early learning program emphasizes language, math, science, art, physical activity and social skills to prepare children for school success.

Special services are available to ensure that all children can fully participate in the program.



To enroll your child, please contact Bobbie Frick by email or by phone: bfrick@caplanc.org or 717.299.7301, ext. 3012.


Note: locations listed in green denotes a STEM Classroom

Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Lancaster County

CAP Early Learning Center – Head Start & Pre-K Counts
601 S. Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17608
Phone: 717-299-7301, ext. 3066

Cocalico School District

Denver Primary School – Head Start & Pre-K Counts
700 S 4th Street
Denver, PA 17517
Phone: 717.366.1501 ext. 4124

Reamstown Elementary School – Head Start & Pre-K Counts
44 South Reamstown Road
Reamstown, PA 17567
Phone: 717-468-3657

Columbia School District

Columbia Head Start Center 
815 Wright Street
Columbia, PA 17512
Phone: 717-684-2706 ext. 302 or, ext. 304

Conestoga Valley School District

CV/ELANCO Home-Based
221 E Main Street
New Holland, PA 17557
Phone: 717-669-0671

Donegal School District

Donegal Elementary School – Head Start & Pre-K Counts
1055 Koser Road
Mount Joy, PA 17522
Phone: 717-492-1345

Mount Joy Career & Technology Center
432 Old Market Street
Mount Joy, PA 17552
Phone: 717.653.3000, Ext. 3057 Or, 717.333.8198

Eastern Lancaster County (ELANCO) School District

ELANCO  Center-Based & CV/ELANCO Home-based – Head Start
221 E Main Street
New Holland, PA 17557
Center-based Phone: 717-419-5470
Home-based Phone: 717-419-6270

Elizabethtown School District

Elizabethtown – Head Start 
144 S. Market Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Phone: 717-381-0784

Ephrata School District

Akron Elementary School – Head Start 
125 S 11th Street
Akron, PA 17501
Phone: 717-419-8533

Clay Elementary School – Head Start 
250 Clay School Road
Ephrata, PA 17522
Phone: 717-333-1937

Highland Elementary School – Head Start 
99 Highland Avenue
Ephrata, PA 17522
Phone: 717-333-1953

Hempfield School District

East Petersburg Elementary School – Head Start 
5700 Lemon Street
East Petersburg, PA 17520
Phone: 717-569-1211 Ext. 30133 or, Ext. 30204

Lampeter-Strasburg School District

Lampeter-Strasburg (home-based) – Head Start 
40 W. Main St.
Strasburg, PA 17579
Phone: 717-333-1939

Manheim Central School District

Baron Elementary School – Head Start 
123 E Gamby Street
Manheim, PA 17545
Phone: 717-665-8995

Manheim Township School District

Brecht Elementary School – Head Start 
1250 Lititz Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone: 717-684-2706 ext. 302 or ext. 304

Penn Manor School District

Manor Middle School – Head Start 
2950 Charlestown Road
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: 717-406-6625

Martic Elementary School – Head Start
266 Martic Heights Drive
Holtwood, PA 17532
Phone: 717-371-1476

Millersville University
Bard Hall
60 Brooks Drive
Millersville, PA 17551
Phone: 717-871-4395

Pequea Valley School District

Together Community Center – Head Start & Pre-K Counts 
3293 Lincoln Highway East
Paradise, PA 17562
Phone: 717-468-4976

School District of Lancaster

St. James Episcopal Church – Head Start 
119 N Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: 717-803-9396 | 717-799-9712

Lafayette Elementary School – Head Start 
1000 Fremont Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: 717-615-5484

Liberty Place – Head Start 
313 W Liberty Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: 717-509-5613 ext. 357

Washington Elementary School – Head Start 
545 S. Ann Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone: 717-291-6275 ext. 14003

Southern Lancaster County (Solanco) School District

Quarryville Elementary School – Head Start 
211 S. Hess Street
Quarryville, PA 17566
Phone: 717-464-1324

Living Stones Vineyard Church (home-based) – Head Start
2292 Robert Fulton Hwy
Peach Bottom, PA 17563
Phone: 717-669-0671

Warwick School District

Lititz United Methodist Church – Head Start
201 East Market Street
Lititz, PA 17543
Phone: 717-625-3362 | 717-333-3362

Head Start 

Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program for low-income children ages birth through five year olds. It provides children with a developmentally appropriate early childhood education. The program ensures that young children get health checkups and treatment, oral health screenings, and that they are fed a nutritious hot meal every day.

In Head Start, teachers and home visitors work with children, and their families, to help them gain the skills needed to succeed in school- both socially and academically. The program offers comprehensive health, nutrition, and other family support services including opportunities to further develop parenting skills. Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. Children socialize with others, solve problems, and have other experiences that help them to become self-confident while in Head Start.

Pre-K Counts

Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts provides high-quality pre-kindergarten services to at-risk three- to five-year olds at no cost to families. Children living in families earning up to 300 percent of poverty, or a family of four earning $75,000 annually, are eligible to apply.


  • Eligible children must be between birth and 5
  • Homeless children, foster children and families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) funds for disabilities are eligible regardless of the income guidelines.

Over Income?

Services still may be available. Please call 717.299.7388 ext. 3012 for details

Need full day care?

ELRC subsidy accepted. Families can access full day services at our CAP Early Learning Center, which is licensed by the PA Department of Human Services and holds a STAR 4 rating in the Keystone Stars program. To learn more about the ELRC subsidy, click here.



To enroll your child, please contact Bobbie Frick by email or by phone: bfrick@caplanc.org or 717.299.7301, ext. 3012.