May 3, 2022

Pre-K Counts and Head Start Enrollment

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit is enrolling for Pre-K Counts and Head Start programs, which provide high-quality pre-kindergarten education for children who are three to five years old and not eligible for kindergarten.


Pre-K Counts

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit Pre-K Counts Program provides high quality pre-kindergarten classroom education for children.


  • Preference given to children eligible for kindergarten the following school year

  • Households that meet income guidelines (up to 300% of the federal poverty level)

Call 412-394-5863 for more information, classroom locations, or to enroll.

Head Start

The Head Start program provides eligible preschool children with high quality, comprehensive, in-home or classroom programming designed to support school readiness skills. The program offers services that include health and wellness, education, social services, and family engagement.


  • Households currently receiving TANF cash, SSI, are homeless, or a foster parent for children ages 3-5

  • Households that meet income guidelines (up to 100% of the federal poverty level)

Call 412-394-4594 for more information and classroom locations or complete the online pre-application form.

Find Other Pre-K Counts and Head Start Programs

Families can find Head Start program in their community through the Head Start Provider Locator and Pre-K Counts programs on the COMPASS website.

For assistance from the ELRC Region 5, call 412.350.3577 or email

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