Head Start Transportation System

The transportation system at Blair County Head Start provides a safe way for preschool children to get to school, but it requires the cooperation of parents and staff.

The program ensures children who receive transportation services are taught safe riding practices, safety procedures for boarding and leaving the vehicle and for crossing the street to and from the vehicle at stops, recognition of the danger zones around the vehicle, and emergency evacuation procedures, including participating in an emergency evacuation drill conducted on the vehicle the child will be riding.

Children must wear child restraints while on the bus. Bus Aides will help the children with buckling up. Pick up and drop off is possible at some, but not all child care centers in Blair County.

Frequently Asked Questions

1How do I enroll my child?
You can start the Head Start enrollment process for your child by contacting our Recruitment Voicemail Line at 814-946-5247, ext. 225. This mailbox is monitored daily. Or, you may complete the pre-enrollment from on our website. One of our staff will contact you to discuss the program and obtain more information from you to determine eligibility.
2Does my family qualify?
When a representative from Blair County Head Start calls you, they will review our program criteria with you to determine eligibility.
3Where are your centers located?
Blair County Head Start has locations across Blair County: Altoona, Tyrone, Hollidaysburg, Duncansville, Roaring Spring, Martinsburg, Claysburg, and Williamsburg. Click here to view our location map.
4What are the hours my child would attend Head Start?
Blair County Head Start offers several different program options from 3 ½ hour to 6 hour days. Classes are in session either four or five days per week. Classroom options vary by location.

Ready to Get Started?

Complete a Head Start pre-enrollment form online today. One of our staff will be in touch within 2 business days.