This program provides a high quality, nationally-accredited early education opportunity and comprehensive services to income-eligible children and their families in 13 classrooms throughout Monroe County.
We are now serving babies and toddlers, in addition to our 3 to 5-year olds.
This initiative provides the opportunity for high school and college students to spend time in the classroom, as they mentor young learners or explore the field of early education as a career path.
There are many ways to get involved, from reading to children and assisting with meal time to helping with the garden or landscaping tasks. Volunteers from throughout the community are welcome to participate in PSFC’s programming.
We are now enrolling 4-year-olds for new classes in the Pocono Mountan and East Stroudsburg Area School Districts.
Pocono Services for Families and Children provides comprehensive, supportive services for young children and their families in Monroe County to promote success in school and life. A nonprofit agency, PSFC has been serving our community's most vulnerable young children and their families since 1965 and today serves over 200 children and families in six sites/13 classrooms in strategic locations around Monroe County. To better meet the varied and unique needs of our community, PSFC continues to expand services and implement new programs. Research proves a return of $7.00 on each $1.00 invested in early childhood education. PSFC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and its programs have earned a Keystone Stars 4-Star Merit Award, the highest state designation available.
Head Start gave my daughter an opportunity to get an education that prepares her to begin kindergarten.
Jennifer Wertz, Parent
The teachers have made my daughter a lifelong learner and pushed her so far ahead of what I could have dreamed. Not only does PSFC teach the child, they help the whole child … health, nutrition and all.
Karen Cruz, Parent & PSFC Board Member
A lot of the staff interact and make themselves well known, and that makes me feel safe as well as my daughter.
Savannah Lugo, Parent
Thank you all at Pocono Services for Families and Children for giving my son the opportunity to make a difference by volunteering.
Ian Tony Denny
The program has really impacted both my children...preparing my daughter for kindergarten and teaching my younger son, who has already learned so much in a short amount of time. I'm looking forward to all he will learn this year.
Lori Ford, Parent