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Head Start

Head Start is an early childhood education program that offers activities that promote health, development and kindergarten readiness skills.

The Head Start program is grounded in the principle that parents are the most important teacher in their young child's life. Therefore, the program provides parents with opportunities to work with teachers to develop an individualized plan for their child which recognizes the child's strengths and sets goals to support the child's growth. Parent involvement is always welcome, and family support services are available for interested families.

Head Start Services

  • Center-based early education programming five days per week during the school year throughout Steuben and Yates counties
    Home-based slots in limited locations
    Partnership with teachers to set goals that build on the child’s strengths and support her growth
  • Head Start family services staff support families to become advocates for their child’s education
  • Head Start Family Resource Advocates support families to advance their goals through family assessments and plans; referrals to community supports; informal counseling, advocacy, crisis intervention

Click here for our Head Start/Early Head Start Brochure




Head Start
Program Contact Info:
Marsha Patrick, Director

Target Population: Children aged 3 - 5 years
Eligibility Requirements:
Enrolled families must have incomes which meet federal income guidelines. 10% of enrollment slots can be filled with children from any income level. 10% of enrollment slots are made available to children with an identified disability.

For More Information:
607-776-2125, ext. 201

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