PACT’s Strategic Planning Process for our new plan began in Winter 2016, with a dedicated group of staff, representing agency-wide positions. From this group a Steering Committee formed to put forth new goals and objectives for Policy Council and Board approval early in 2018. Work on the goals (by committees or staff operations) will be reviewed by the Steering Committee quarterly and reported annually.

Strategic Plan Narrative – 1/26/18

Strategic Plan Goals, Objectives, Gaps, and Action Steps – updated 2-10-2021


The school readiness goals for the children’s outcomes are aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and the Illinois Early Learning Guidelines and the Illinois Early Learning Development Standards. They were developed in cooperation with the school districts in PACT’s eight county service area. PACT assesses the development of the Head Start and Early Head Start children at least 3 times a year, using the Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment system.

2019-2020 Child Outcomes

2019-2020 Family Engagement Outcomes

2020-2021 School Readiness Goals

We are always looking for dependable workers, who love spending time with children, to work in a Substitute capacity. If you are interested in a Substitute position with PACT, or would like more information, contact the Site Supervisor at your local Center.

– Macomb at 320 University Drive, Macomb, IL Phone: 309-298-3143. Ask for Elizabeth Adler.

– Pittsfield at 1310 W. Washington Street, Pittsfield, IL Phone: 217-285-2234. Ask for Jennifer Alred.

– Camp Point at 2090 Highway 24, Camp Point, IL Phone: 217-593-6777. Ask for Kristin Ripperda.

– Beardstown at 909 W. 12th Street, Beardstown, IL Phone: 217-323-9422. Ask for Jamie Peterman.

1310 W. Washington Street
Pittsfield, IL 62363
Office: 217-285-2828
Office: 217-285-2234
Fax: 217-285-1634

Megan Evans – Site Supervisor

Pittsfield Head Start Center
Pittsfield Head Start Center

909 W. 12th Street
Beardstown, IL 62618
Office: 217-323-9422
Fax: 217-323-4360
Office: 217-323-9433

Jamie Maloney – Site Supervisor
Beardstown Head Start Center

Beardstown Head Start Center

PACT Administrative Office
300 S. Capitol, P.O. Box 231
Mt. Sterling, IL 62353
Office: 217-773-3903
Fax: 217-773-3906
Toll free: 1-800-443-7228

Shanna Edison – Executive Director
Mt. Sterling Head Start Center

2090 Highway 24
Camp Point, IL 62320
Office: 217-593-6777
Office: 217-593-6695
Fax: 217-593-6757

Kristin Ripperda – Site Supervisor
Camp Point Head Start Center

Camp Point Head Start Center

PACT Head Start/ WIU Child Care Center
University Services Building
320 University Drive
Macomb, IL 61455
Office: 309-298-3143
Fax: 309-298-3109

Joann Hurt – Site Supervisor
Macomb Head Start Center
Macomb Head Start Center