Since 1965, we’ve partnered with our families, schools and communities to ensure that each child arrives ready for kindergarten. The period of a child’s life called “early childhood development” is a critical period in a child’s life. In fact, 75% of a child’s brain connections occur in a child’s first year, and 90% by four years of age. As a community, we need to work together before kindergarten to support families in their role as a child’s first and forever teacher.

We are committed to serving our children and families with the highest quality care and education to develop each person to their fullest potential. Our program is rated at the highest quality level possible in Pennsylvania – Keystone STARS FOUR, and we continuously strive to improve what we do.

Your donation today will help us continue this impactful work throughout Franklin County.

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First Start Partnerships for Children & Families



Since 1965, we’ve partnered with our families, schools and communities to ensure that each child arrives ready for kindergarten. The period of a child’s life called “early childhood development” is a critical period in a child’s life. In fact, 75% of a child’s brain connections occur in a child’s first year, and 90% by four years of age. As a community, we need to work together before kindergarten to support families in their role as a child’s first and forever teacher.

We are committed to serving our children and families with the highest quality care and education to develop each person to their fullest potential. Our program is rated at the highest quality level possible in Pennsylvania – Keystone STARS FOUR, and we continuously strive to improve what we do.

Your donation today will help us continue this impactful work throughout Franklin County.