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Thrive to Five – Center Based Locations

Our services prioritize children and families experiencing vulnerable conditions through differentiated programming that support families towards economic prosperity. We provide home-based and center-based services with extended day options. Our services align with a 2 generation approach of supporting the caregiver and child with escaping poverty.

The merging of 2 programs (Lancaster County Head Start and CAP Child Care) allows our Thrive to 5 program to meet families where they are and provide high-quality education for those meeting income requirements of 100% of the poverty guidelines through 300% with free services funded through federal and state grants (Head Start and Pre-K Counts).

Our extended day and private pay options align with our mission in supporting working families with wrap services (before & after care) at low costs.

All 4 of our Early Learning Centers provide extended daycare options for infants-pre-k. Outside of these locations, we do offer a shortened pre-k day throughout all 16 partnering school districts in Lancaster County.



Note: locations listed in green denote a STEM Classroom. All sites are categorized by School Districts.

Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Lancaster County

CAP Early Learning Center – Head Start, Pre-K Counts, Early Head Start, WRAP services 
601 S. Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17608

Cocalico School District

Denver Primary School – Head Start & Pre-K Counts
700 S 4th Street
Denver, PA 17517

Adamstown Elementary
256 W Main St
Adamstown, PA 19501

Columbia School District

Columbia Early Learning Center – Head Start, Pre-K Counts, Early Head Start 
815 Wright Street
Columbia, PA 17512

Conestoga Valley School District

Donegal School District

Donegal Elementary School – Pre-K Counts
1055 Koser Road
Mount Joy, PA 17522


432 Old Market Street
Mount Joy, PA 17552

Eastern Lancaster County (ELANCO) School District

New Holland – Head Start
221 E Main Street
New Holland, PA 17557

Elizabethtown School District

Elizabethtown – Head Start 
800 E. High Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Ephrata School District

Clay Elementary School – Head Start 
250 Clay School Road
Ephrata, PA 17522

Fulton Elementary School
51 East Fulton Street
Ephrata, PA 17522

Hempfield School District

East Petersburg Elementary School – Head Start, Pre-K Counts  
5700 Lemon Street
East Petersburg, PA 17520

Lampeter-Strasburg School District

Lampeter-Strasburg – Head Start 
40 W. Main St.
Strasburg, PA 17579

Manheim Central School District

Baron Elementary School – Head Start 
123 E Gamby Street
Manheim, PA 17545

Manheim Township School District

Brecht Elementary School – Head Start 
1250 Lititz Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601

Penn Manor School District

Martic Elementary School – Head Start
266 Martic Heights Drive
Holtwood, PA 17532

Millersville University
Bard Hall
60 Brooks Drive
Millersville, PA 17551

Pequea Valley School District

Pequea Valley Early Learning Center – Head Start Pre-K Counts, WRAP services available
166 South New Holland Road
Kinzers PA 17535

Together Community Center – Head Start & Pre-K Counts 
3293 Lincoln Highway East
Paradise, PA 17562

School District of Lancaster

Lafayette Elementary School – Head Start 
1000 Fremont Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

Grace Early Learning Center – Head Start, Pre-K Counts, Early Head Start, WRAP Services
517 N Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603

Liberty Place – Head Start 
313 W Liberty Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

Washington Elementary School – Head Start 
545 S. Ann Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

Southern Lancaster County (Solanco) School District

Quarryville Elementary School – Head Start 
211 S. Hess Street
Quarryville, PA 17566

Peach Bottom Elementary School
1081 Atom Rd
Delta, PA 17314

Warwick School District

Lititz United Methodist Church – Head Start
201 East Market Street
Lititz, PA 17543