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Delaware Oppportunities, Inc., a Head Start Program of Hamden, NY

35430 State Highway 10
Hamden NY 13782-1112
Contact Phone
(607) 746-1640
Head Start is a federally funded program for children ages three to five. It is designed to help preschool children of income eligible families by providing a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs. Parents are the most important influence on a child's growth and development. We seek to support parents in this role, and to implement an educational program for children and parents geared to fostering a positive outlook toward education, self-concept, and competency. Our Head Start Program offers both center based and home based options. The center based option offers a four or five day program. In the home based program, the teacher works with the parent and child in the home once a week, with the child attending center two times per month for peer experience. Free bus transportation is available within the service area.
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--Children must have a record of up-to-date immunizations.A physical and dental examination are required before the child's first day in the program. Income eligibility guidelines are set by the Department of Health and Human Services. There is no charge to families of children attending Head Start. Head Start serves children with disabilities in an inclusive setting.
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