Community Information



Luzerne County Head Start, Inc. is a free preschool education and home visiting program dedicated to enriching the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children from birth to age five. The program offers comprehensive health, nutritional, and other support services to eligible pregnant women, children and families. Luzerne County Head Start, Inc. is a private non-profit organization that provides services in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. We are dedicated to helping children attain school readiness and build a strong educational foundation.

Contact us today! (570)829-6231

To learn more about the services we offer, visit our website: http://lchs.hsweb.org

To contact our Recruitment Office in order to apply for the program, visit our website and select the recruitment image at the top of the page.


NOTICE

Any Hanover Area School District student who becomes homeless needs to inform the Homeless Liason, Director of Student Services.
The Phone Number is 570-831-2300. Ask for Student Services Office. 
Homeless students are provided with a variety of services under the Federal McKinney-Vento Act.


 

Pennsylvania ACT 84 of 2015 requires that public and nonpublic schools receive electronic notice of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) on an annual basis no later than August 15. A flyer has been created and is to be shared with every parent or guardian of every student enrolled in the district during the school year.

CHIP covers uninsured kids and teens up to age 19. With more than 111,000 uninsured children in Pennsylvania, this is great news for families!

CHIP provides quality, comprehensive health insurance for routine doctor visits, prescriptions, dental, eye care, eyeglasses, mental health, and much more. CHIP covers uninsured kids who are not eligible for Medical Assistance. For most families, CHIP is free – for others, it is low cost.

Please send the CHIP flyer to each school under your jurisdiction at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year as part of parent packets or other information that is prepared for students to take home at that time. By distributing the flyer at the beginning of the year, we ensure that all students, including those new to your district and incoming kindergarten classes, receive the flyer and have information about the program if they are in need.

The flyer and many more resources can be found on the CHIP website at www.CHIPcoversPAkids.com, under CHIP Resources.

CHIP is pleased to partner with school districts in helping families find health insurance coverage for their children. Schools are a valuable partner in this effort. After all, healthy kids are better students.

Thank you for your assistance in helping families in need find comprehensive health insurance coverage for their children.

Sincerely,

Patricia M. Allan, Executive Director
Pennsylvania Children’s Health Insurance Program