Head Start

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
  • Home Visitors to support families to advance their goals through family assessments and plans; referrals to community supports; informal counseling, advocacy, crisis intervention

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Program Contact

Chris Lewis

607-776-2125 x 7102

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Target Population:

Children aged 3 – 5 years


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.

For More Information contact:

Chris Lewis
607-776-2125 ext. 7102
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