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Capital Area Head Start Breaks Ground on Nature-Based PNC Grow Up Great® Play Area

(Harrisburg, PA) April 11, 2024 – Preschool students at Capital Area Head Start’s Granite Street Center in Harrisburg will soon have a new outdoor area for nature-based play and learning, thanks to a $75,000 grant from PNC Foundation through its signature early childhood education initiative, PNC Grow Up Great®.
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Shawnee Hooper Joins Capital Area Head Start as New Executive Director

Keystone Human Services welcomes Shawnee Hooper as Capital Area Head Start's new Executive Director. Hooper is a strong advocate for children and will bring valuable experience, enthusiasm, and advocacy to her new role.
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A Great Day for Reading

April 4 was a great day for reading in Capital Area Head Start classrooms! Pre-kindergarten students in several CAHS classrooms enjoyed guest readers from PNC, including Jim Hoehn, the Central PA Regional President.
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Beep Beep! Capital Area Head Start Receives Donation from Local Trucking Company

Through their "Adopt-a-Class" J.B. Hunt Transport Services donated school supplies to one of Capital Area Head Start's classrooms and provided students with the opportunity to learn about trucks and transportation.
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Capital Area Head Start Celebrates 30 Years

Capital Area Head Start is celebrating its 30th anniversary of supporting children and families in the community. CAHS now supports 1,150 children and families to be successful in school, pursue their goals, and get a head start in life. Like CAHS on Facebook to learn 30 facts about their 30-year history.
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Capital Area Head Start Teachers Think Outside the Box

Let your creativity shine as a Capital Area Head Start teacher! Head Start teachers have the opportunity to be creative with lesson plans and help students and parents get excited about learning. Watch the video of teacher Kelli Still as she shares her experience as a teacher.
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Classroom Space Needed for Capital Area Head Start

Capital Area Head Start is looking for classroom space to serve 250 children in Harrisburg, PA. Space should be at least 800 square feet with a sink and bathroom in the room or nearby. Students also need an outdoor play area. Each site needs to be able to accommodate at least two classrooms.
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Capital Area Head Start Receives Federal Grant to Extend Classroom Hours

Federal Grant provides for extension of classroom hours for 192 preschool children in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry Counties in Pennsylvania.
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