Early Childhood Education Programs

 The CSIU is currently taking applications for the Early Head Start, Head Start and Pre-K Counts programs it administers in Northumberland County for the 2016-17 school year. 

These CSIU Early Childhood programs serve infants, toddlers, preschoolers and expectant mothers in a variety of settings (home, center and classroom). See the information below for specific details about each program.

Click here to download the PDF form to apply. If you do not have access to a printer, please call 570-523-1155, ext. 2240.

For additional information or assistance with your application, contact:
Ann Garges
| 570-523-1155 ext. 2240 | agarges@csiu.org


  Early Head Start
Head Start
Pre-K Counts
No cost to parents No cost to parents No cost to parents

Birth to age 3, and
expectant mothers

Age 3 until child
enters kindergarten
Age 3 until child
enters kindergarten
100% of poverty level
See below
100% of poverty level
See below
300% of poverty level
See below


Year round

Center-based or
Home-based program

144 days/year

4 hours/day

180 days/year

5.5 hours/day 

Limited transportation
Limited transportation
Limited transportation is only provided for
the Warrior Run Pre-K Counts site (afternoon).
Parents are responsible for transportation
at the other sites.

Meals provided on days
attending center

Health screenings provided;
LPN on staff

Parent involvement

Meals provided

hearing and vision screenings

Parent involvement

Breakfast and lunch
Available to residents of
Northumberland County
Available to residents of
Northumberland County
Available to residents of
Line Mountain, Milton Area, Shikellamy,
Southern Columbia and Warrior Run school districts
Center is located at Route 61,
Programs are located in
Coal Township, Herndon,
Milton, Mt. Carmel,
Sunbury and Watsontown

Programs are located at
Line Mountain Elementary, Milton Area
High School,
Beck Elementary, G.C. Hartman
Elementary and Warrior Run Middle School


Annual Income requirements for Early Head Start, Head Start and Pre-K Counts



CSIU early childhood monthly income requirements

Please note, these figures are subject to change as they are based on Federal poverty guidelines.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. Mail:
    .S. Department of Agriculture

    ice of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    1400 Independence Avenue, SW

    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

  2. Fax:
    (202) 690-7442; or

  3. E-mail:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.