Alta Head Start Pre-School Program Continues Expansion

Alta Head Start continues to expand and refine its preschool program in Mahoning County. There are 38 classrooms throughout the county serving 845 children.

A new site at Youngstown State University has opened that will allow students from several departments to gain experience with the children on the university campus. A new classroom at Lockwood Boulevard is jointly run with the Mahoning County Educational Service Center. Alta has opened a new specialized classroom at our Camp Challenge site to work with children who present significant behavioral challenges in the classroom. The goal is to help mediate the difficulties so that children may return to their home classroom to continue their preschool experience.

All Alta Head Start-operated sites have achieved the 5-star Step Up to Quality rating or are in the process of working towards that status.