Early Head Start

Early Head Start is a federally funded program which offers an array of services to pregnant women and newborn to 3-year-old children and their families. Early Head Start offers activities that promote young children’s progression through the natural stages of development. As they develop, babies and toddlers pick up the skills they need to start learning in preschool and later in kindergarten. In addition, parents involved in Early Head Start increase their knowledge of infant and toddler development.

Early Head Start Services

  • Center based programming in  Hornell for infants and toddlers five days per week throughout the calendar year
  • Home based services throughout Steuben and Yates counties offer developmental activities via home visits conducted with the parent and the infant/toddler
  • Services for pregnant women
  • Family support services to support the families’ involvement in all aspects of their child’s development and to support families to become advocates for their child’s education.

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Program Contact

Chris Lewis

607-776-2125 x 7102

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Enrolled families must have incomes which meet federal income guidelines. 10% of enrolled slots can be filled with children from any income level. 10% of enrollment slots are made available to children with an identified disability.

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