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Federally-funded head start programs help prepare young children from low-income families, ages birth to five years old, and their parents for the social and educational challenges that young children face as they develop. Each head start program focuses on providing comprehensive services designed to enhance a child's emotional, social, cultural, language, reading, mathematics, science, health and nutrition education.

This head start center locator page contains links to listings of programs offered in the 61 counties in the state of New York. Each listings page contains the name, address and contact information for a specific county's available centers. From that page, use additional links to explore individual center facts, application instructions and directions.

Our head start center locator features the number of head start centers per county in parentheses ( ) to the right of the county names. To see a current list of your county's head start centers, click your county's name.

New York Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties

Recently Updated Center in New York Head Start Program Database:

The Children's Aid Society
New York NY 10010-5446
The Children’s Aid Society Head Start programs provide center-based and home-based early childhood experiences with the same multidisciplinary approach as Early Head Start. In Head Start, children ages 3-6 are engaged in developmentally appropriate experiences that stimulate the growth of the child.
Seneca County Head Start
Seneca Falls NY 13148-1710
Services Provided: As a Head Start grantee, Agri-Business Child Development ensures that each child receives comprehensive educational, health and social services. Seneca Falls ABCD is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Children Served: Children of eligible families aged 3 years to compulsory school age.
Schenectady Community Action Program, Inc.
Schenectady NY 12307
Head Start is a comprehensive pre-school program for children 3–5 years old that enriches a child’s learning experiences and prepares them for kindergarten and continued success in school.
Schuyler Head Start, Inc.
Montour Falls NY 14865-0576
Head Start is a Federal program for preschool children between the ages of three and five from low-income families. Children participate in a variety of educational activities, receive free medical and dental care, have healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe setting.
Sharon Baptist Board Of Directors, Inc.
Bronx NY 10457-4404
SHARON BAPTIST BOARD OF DIRECTORS was organized in the year 1969 and incorporated March 1987. July, 1969 Sharon Baptist Head Start was founded by the late Reverend George Criss and Easter Davenport. The staff of eight persons set up operations to serve 60 children in the basement of Sharon Baptist Church on Forest Avenue, Bronx, New York. Head Start was founded as part of President Lyndon Johnson's "'War on Poverty," a federally-funded anti-poverty program initiated in 1964.Board members include: Dr. Rufus Sadler, Ms. Isatu Kanu, Col. William Woods, Mrs. Marselle Heywood-Julian, Ms. Cherise Myers, Mrs. Frances Phipps and Mr. Julius P. Bennett.
Tioga Opportunities, Inc
Owego NY 13827-1062
Head Start: Head Start programs are available to children in Newark Valley, Candor, Tioga Center, and Waverly school districts. This high quality program is available at no cost to families that meet the income requirements. Head Start is for... Children ages 3-5 Children with and without disabilities Families who meet eligibility guidelines
Ithaca City School District
Ithaca NY 14850-2132
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.
Warren County Head Start, Inc.
Glens Falls NY 12801-3603
Warren County Head Start is a federally funded program for pregnant woman, children ages birth through 5 years old and their families. Eligibility is based upon income guidelines. There is no cost to attend Early Head Start (pregnant women and children birth to 3 years old) or Head Start (children ages 3 to 5 years old).All families who are enrolled in our programs receive services in the areas of education, health, nutrition, disabilities, and family services. In Warren County over 280 children and families benefit from the comprehensive services offered in 7 centers and a home based option.
Washington County EOC, Inc. HS/EHS
Hudson Falls NY 12839-1308
Washington County Head Start / Early Head Start and Child Care Programs has been making a difference in people’s lives for nearly 40 years by providing services to enrich the lives of our Head Start / Early Head Start children and their families and by continuously striving to improve these services by the ongoing training and professional development of our staff.We serve 310 Head Start children - ages 3-5 years, and 110 Early Head Start pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age. 284 are served in 6 center based locations and 136 are served through home based services.
Head Start / Early Head Start is a federally funded program that provides comprehensive services to pregnant women, infants, toddlers, preschool children and their families. Services are provided in the areas of: education, health, nutrition, family services, parent involvement and mental health. The program philosophy recognizes parents as the primary educators of their children. We welcome and encourage parent involvement in all program functions and work as partners with the family. Special efforts are made to provide services for children with special needs. Early Head Start serves pregnant mothers and children birth to 3 years of age, Head Start serves children 3 and 4 years old.