Head Start Programs New York Head Start Ithaca City School District

Ithaca City School District, a Head Start Program of Ithaca, NY

Address
400 Lake St
Ithaca NY 14850-2132
Contact Phone
(607) 274-2208
Details
Head Start promotes school readiness by enhancing the skills and social development of children through a comprehensive preschool curriculum. Family classroom involvement and site activities promote parents as a child’s first teacher; while supporting family educational, literacy and self-sufficiency goals. Program resources promote health, safety and nutrition; as well as mental health and disability services which ensure full participation for each child. Healthy meals, dental and hearing screenings, skill assessments and parent teacher collaborations enhance a child’s success.
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Who is Eligible?

Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well.

Families are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Enrollment for income eligible families occurs throughout the year with center based and home based program options.For more information: click on “Ask Questions” or call 607-273-8816
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